no-op

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See also: noop and nööp

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for no operation (NOP), common assembly language instruction.

Noun[edit]

no-op (plural no-ops)

  1. (computing) An instruction or operation that has no significant effect.
    • 1991, Graham C. E. Winn, OS/2 Presentation Manager GPI:
      Points may be coincident and the number of specified points can be zero, in which case the function is a no-op.
    • 1999, Donald Knuth, MMIXware: A RISC Computer for the Third Millennium:
      A JMP instruction qualifies as a no-op in this sense.
    Synonym: nop
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for no operation.

Adjective[edit]

no-op (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT, of a transgender or transsexual person) Having chosen not to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
    • 2008, Christopher Shelley, “Introduction: Transpeople and the Problem of Re/Action”, in Transpeople: Repudiation, Trauma, Healing, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, →ISBN, page 12:
      Both ‘no-op’ interviewees hold relatively stable identities as TG and offer interesting perspectives on trans repudiation from a TG standpoint.
    Synonym: non-op
    Coordinate term: no-ho

Noun[edit]

no-op (plural no-ops)

  1. (LGBT) A transgender or transsexual person who has chosen not to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
    • 2008, Christopher Shelley, “Introduction: Transpeople and the Problem of Re/Action”, in Transpeople: Repudiation, Trauma, Healing, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, →ISBN, page 12:
      At the time of the interviews, nineteen of the twenty interviewees were taking hormones; five were pre-operative; thirteen were postoperative; and two were ‘no-ops’ (no surgery intended at the time of interview).
    Synonym: non-op
    Coordinate term: no-ho

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