What does flip-flop mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaroundnoun

    a decision to reverse an earlier decision

  2. flip-flop, thongnoun

    a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe

  3. flip-flopnoun

    an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states

  4. flip-flopverb

    a backward somersault

  5. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopverb

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Wiktionary

  1. flip-flopnoun

    A sandal, usually of rubber, secured to the foot by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic: most probably an imitation of the sound produced when walking in them.

  2. flip-flopnoun

    An instance of flip-flopping, of repeatedly changing one's stated opinion about a matter.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic: most probably an imitation of the sound produced when walking in them.

  3. flip-flopverb

    To alternate back and forth between directly opposite opinions, ideas, or decisions.

    Etymology: Onomatopoetic: most probably an imitation of the sound produced when walking in them.

Freebase

  1. Flip-flop

    In electronics, a flip-flop or latch is a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store state information. A flip-flop is a bistable multivibrator. The circuit can be made to change state by signals applied to one or more control inputs and will have one or two outputs. It is the basic storage element in sequential logic. Flip-flops and latches are a fundamental building block of digital electronics systems used in computers, communications, and many other types of systems. Flip-flops and latches are used as data storage elements. Such data storage can be used for storage of state, and such a circuit is described as sequential logic. When used in a finite-state machine, the output and next state depend not only on its current input, but also on its current state. It can also be used for counting of pulses, and for synchronizing variably-timed input signals to some reference timing signal. Flip-flops can be either simple or clocked; the simple ones are commonly called latches. The word latch is mainly used for storage elements, while clocked devices are described as flip-flops. A latch is level-sensitive, whereas a flip-flop is edge-sensitive. That is, when a latch is enabled it becomes transparent, while a flip flop's output only changes on a single type of clock edge.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flip-flop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flip-flop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flip-flop in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Bechdel:

    She will soon have to decide whether she will continue standing with the sitting Democratic president on trade, or whether she will flip flop and join the union activists who are vehemently opposed to this bipartisan deal.

  2. Joe Pounder:

    Another day, another flip-flop from Sen. Ted Cruz, only a few months ago, Sen. Cruz used his opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard calling for it to be phased out before 2022 as a prime example of him not being a career politician. Today, he changed his position.

  3. Kailey Gray:

    A lot of young people are turned off by politicians because they don't exactly tell the truth all the time and flip flop around the issues, you can just kind of tell when someone isn't sincere, but Bernie's been saying the same thing for decades and he doesn't sway on the issues. He really knows what's right and sticks to what he believes in even if it's not the most popular.

  4. Jeff Weaver:

    This is not a flip flop, this is consistent with the position he held earlier in the campaign.

  5. Tiffani Lee:

    She was walking by herself and she had on one flip flop and one tennis shoe.

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