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Meaning of DISK

Pronunciation:  disk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin flat circular plate
  2. [n]  (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
  3. [n]  sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves
  4. [n]  something with a round shape like a flat circular plate
  5. [v]  draw a harrow over (land)

DISK is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disc, disc, harrow, magnetic disc, magnetic disk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter, record, saucer
 See Also: acetate disk, audio recording, brake disk, circle, coin blank, diaphragm, discus, diskette, dot, fixed disk, floppy, floppy disk, Frisbee, hard disc, hard disk, hockey puck, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, LP, L-P, memory device, phonograph recording disk, planchet, plate, plough, plow, point, puck, round, round shape, saucer, sound recording, storage device, token, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Disk\, n. [L. discus, Gr. ?. See {Dish}.] [Written also
1. A discus; a quoit.

         Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart.

2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.

3. (Astron.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen
   projected of the heavens.

4. (Biol.) A circular structure either in plants or animals;
   as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.

5. (Bot.)
   (a) The whole surface of a leaf.
   (b) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in
   (c) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under,
       or around, or even on top of, the pistil.

6. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The anterior surface or oral area of c[oe]lenterate
       animals, as of sea anemones.
   (b) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates,
       especially when used for locomotion, when it is often
       called a creeping disk.
   (c) In owls, the space around the eyes.

{Disk engine}, a form of rotary steam engine.

{Disk shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Discina.

Computing Dictionary

1. magnetic disk.

2. compact disc.

3. optical disk.

Note: the american spelling, "disk", is normal for most computer disks whereas "compact disc", having come to computers via the audio world, is correctly spelled with a "c", indeed, this spelling is part of the CD standard.

Thesaurus Terms
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