flip-flop
noun Date: 1600 1. the sound or motion of something flapping loosely 2. a. a backward handspring b. a sudden reversal (as of policy or strategy) 3. a usually electronic device or a circuit (as in a computer) capable of assuming either of two stable states 4. a rubber sandal loosely fastened to the foot by a thong • flip-flop intransitive verb

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  • flip-flop — ● flip flop nom masculin (anglais flip flop, onomatopée) Synonyme de bascule bistable. ● flip flop (synonymes) nom masculin (anglais flip flop, onomatopée) Synonymes : bascule bistable ⇒FLIP FLOP, subst. masc. CYBERNÉTIQUE, INFORMAT. ,,Circuit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Flip Flop — Разработчик Gamos Издатель …   Википедия

  • flip-flop — flip′ flop n. v. flopped, flop•ping 1) inf a sudden or unexpected reversal, as of opinion or policy 2) spo a backward somersault 3) elo Also called flip′ flop cir cuit. an electronic circuit having two stable conditions, each one corresponding to …   From formal English to slang

  • flip-flop — past tense and past participle flip flopped present participle flip flopping v [i]AmE informal to change your opinion about something >flip flop n ▪ an incredible political flip flop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flip-flop — flip flops, flip flopping, flip flopped 1) N PLURAL Flip flops are open shoes which are held on your feet by a strap that goes between your toes. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use thongs) 2) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone, especially… …   English dictionary

  • flip-flop — /flip flop /, n., adv., v., flip flopped, flip flopping. n. 1. Informal. a sudden or unexpected reversal, as of direction, belief, attitude, or policy. 2. a backward somersault. 3. Also called flip flop circuit. Electronics. an electronic circuit …   Universalium

  • flip-flop — [flip′fläp΄] n. ☆ 1. an acrobatic spring backward from the feet to the hands and back to the feet 2. an abrupt change, as to an opposite opinion 3. a flapping noise 4. THONG (sense 3) 5. Electronics a circuit having two stable states and… …   English World dictionary

  • flip-flop — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS elettron. multivibratore bistabile {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1967. ETIMO: ingl. amer. flip flop, comp. di flip rotazione, movimento e flop tonfo …   Dizionario italiano

  • flip-flop — flip ,flop1 verb intransitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to change your opinion completely in a way that annoys other people: It is clear why the President flip flopped on healthcare reform right before the election. flip flop flip ,flop 2 noun count 1. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flip-flop — also flip flop, thong sandal, by 1972, imitative of the sound of walking in them (flip flap had been used in various echoic senses, mostly echoic, since 1520s); sense of complete reversal of direction dates from 1900. Flip flaps, a peculiar… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flip-flop — término utilizado para designar el movimiento de vaivén que tiene una proteína transmembrana en el interior de la bicapa de fosfolípidos. Un ejemplo típico de este flip flop es el experimentado por el bucle de aminoácidos extracelulares entre los …   Diccionario médico

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