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definition of the word flapping

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flapping (not comparable)

Positive
flapping

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. That flaps or flap.
    flapping sails

Singular
flapping

Plural
uncountable

flapping (uncountable)

  1. The action of the verb to flap.
  2. (phonology) 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 /ɾ/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.
  3. (networking) 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.
    • Excessive Restarts and Flapping - User Guide for Device Fault Manager 1.1, cisco.com [1]
      "This topic describes how DFM concludes that a system is excessively restarting or that a network adapter is flapping."

flapping

  1. Present participle of flap.

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