flip-flop

Primary Meanings of flip-flop

1.
nv
a decision to reverse an earlier decision
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
2.
n
a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
3.
n
a backward somersault
4.
n
an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
Full Definitions of flip-flop
1

n a decision to reverse an earlier decision

Synonyms:
change of mind, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
Types:
afterthought, reconsideration, rethink, second thought
thinking again about a choice previously made
Type of:
deciding, decision making
the cognitive process of reaching a decision

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

Synonyms:
alternate, flip, interchange, switch, tack
Type of:
change by reversal, reverse, turn
change to the contrary
2

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

Synonyms:
thong
Type of:
sandal
a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
3

n a backward somersault

Type of:
flip, somersault, somersaulting, somerset, summersault, summerset
an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
4

n an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states

Type of:
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit
an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

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