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flip-flop

1. To completely change one's opinion or stance. Primarily heard in US. The voters were tired of hearing the candidate flip-flop and felt they could not trust him to stick with one position. I used to hold a staunch view about the case, but then I flip-flopped after hearing the other side's testimony.
2. noun A complete change in opinion or stance. There have been several flip-flops among the candidates during the campaign, with some changing their stance more than once!
3. noun A thong sandal. Often used in the plural to refer to the pair. Don't forget your flip-flops when we go to the beach, or you'll have to walk on the hot sand barefoot!

flip-flop

1. n. a reversal. The president denied making a flip-flop. He said he simply forgot his earlier position.
2. n. the return trip of a long journey. (see also flip side.) Didn’t we chat on the flip-flop last week?
3. in. to change direction or intensity. Jed flip-flopped twice in the evening, leaving us where we started.
4. in. to waver in one’s decisions. Well, you just flip-flop all you want. I know what I want.
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The output of the SSAPL flip-Flop is degraded as the logic levels are not clearly distinguishable.
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Some people think Romney flip-flops all the time to curry political favor.
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Features include a fully connected logic array where each array input is available to every product term; selectable registers where each flip-flop can be configured as either a T- type or D- type; buried combinatorial feedback where the Q2 register in any macrocell may be bypassed to feed the input back to the logic array; selectable synchronous/asynchronous clock of any of the flip-flops which allows the registers to use any clock; 48 registers created from two flip-flops per macrocell, each with its own clock and reset and sum terms; and macrocell combinable sum terms where each macrocell's three sum terms may be combined into a single term.
The flip-flops Wright designed for her mother became wildly popular among her family and friends.
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