What does flapping mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering(noun)

    the motion made by flapping up and down


  1. flapping(Noun)

    The action of the verb to flap.

  2. flapping(Noun)

    A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic /t/ and /d/ surface as the alveolar flap /u027E/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.

  3. flapping(Verb)

    A description of a network interface or device that changes rapidly and repeatedly between online and offline states (compare thrashing).

    That faulty network card appears to be flapping.

  4. flapping(Adjective)

    That flaps or flap.

    flapping sails

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flapping

    of Flap


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Chen:

    Through various theoretical, computational and experimental studies, we found that the mechanics of flapping propulsion are actually very similar in air and in water, in both cases, the wing is moving back and forth. The only difference is the speed at which the wing flaps.

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