Floppy vs Hypotonic - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between floppy and hypotonic
is that floppy
is limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible while hypotonic
is (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than another.
As a noun floppy
is (computing) a floppy disk.
Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible.
* 2005 , , Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 3,
- The smile, the white collar worn with a dark shirt, the floppy breast-pocket handkerchief would surely be famous when the chaps in the rows behind were mere forgotten grins and frowns.
* floppy disk, floppy disc
(computing) A floppy disk
(of a solution) Having a lower osmotic pressure than another.
(medicine) Showing less than normal tension in the muscles or muscle tissue.
* 1983 , (Lawrence Durrell), Sebastian'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1053:
- But always he went the full length, crying until he was completely exhausted, worn out, hypotonic .