Flip-flop meaning

flĭp'flŏp'
A reversal, as of a stand or position.

A foreign policy flip-flop.

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To move back and forth between two conditions or circumstances, sometimes repeatedly.
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To reverse a stand or position.
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To execute a backward somersault or handspring.
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To move from one position to the reverse or opposite.

The coach flip-flopped the linemen.

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An acrobatic spring backward from the feet to the hands and back to the feet.
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An abrupt change, as to an opposite opinion.
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A flapping noise.
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A kind of sandal consisting usually of a flat rubber sole held on the foot by a strap slipped between the big toe and the toe next to it.
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A circuit having two stable states and remaining in one until a signal causes it to switch to the other.
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To do a flip-flop.
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An electronic circuit that maintains its 0 or 1 state and is used in static memories and hardware registers. By the mid-20th century, the flip-flop was a breakthrough in circuit logic, which allowed data to be stored. The first flip-flops, known as "trigger circuits," were constructed with two transistors. Subsequent designs use two NOR or NAND logic gates.
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Alternative form of flip-flop.
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Alternative form of flip-flop.
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A sandal, usually of rubber, secured to the foot by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour.
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An instance of flip-flopping, of repeatedly changing one's stated opinion about a matter.
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(computing, electronics) An electronic circuit (a bistable multivibrator) that has two stable states and is thereby capable of serving as one bit of memory.
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To alternate back and forth between directly opposite opinions, ideas, or decisions.
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The movement or sound of repeated flapping.
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A backless, often foam rubber sandal held to the foot at the big toe by means of a thong.
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A backward somersault or handspring.
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An electronic circuit or mechanical device capable of assuming either of two stable states, especially a computer circuit used to store a single bit of information.
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Origin of flip-flop