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disk

also disc  (dĭsk)
n.
1. A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
2. Something resembling such an object: The moon's disk was reflected in the pond.
3.
a. The disk used in a disc brake.
b. A disk used on a disk harrow.
4. A round, flattened structure in a plant or animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
5. Botany The central area bearing numerous disk flowers in the flower head of a composite plant such as a daisy.
6. Computers
a. An optical disc, especially a compact disc.
b. A magnetic disk, such as a floppy disk or hard disk.
c. The data stored on such objects.
7. A phonograph record.
8. A circular grid in a phototypesetting machine.
tr.v. disked, disk·ing, disks also disced or disc·ing or discs
1. To work (soil) with a disk harrow.
2. To make (a recording) on a phonograph record.

[Latin discus, quoit, from Greek diskos, from dikein, to throw; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

disk

(dɪsk)
n
1. a variant spelling (esp US and Canadian) of disc
2. (Computer Science) computing Also called: magnetic disk or hard disk a direct-access storage device consisting of a stack of plates coated with a magnetic layer, the whole assembly rotating rapidly as a single unit. Each surface has a read-write head that can move radially to read or write data on concentric tracks. Compare drum19 See also floppy disk

disk

(dɪsk)

n.
1. any thin, flat, circular plate or object.
2. any surface that is flat and round, or seemingly so: the disk of the sun.
4. any of several types of media for storing electronic data consisting of thin round plates of plastic or metal: floppy disk; hard disk.
5. Bot., Zool. any of various roundish, flat structures or parts.
7. the central part of the flower head in composite plants, as the yellow center of the daisy.
8. any of the circular steel blades of a disk harrow.
9. Archaic. discus.
v.t.
10. to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow.
Also, disc (for defs. 1, 2, 4–8, 10).
[1655–65; < Latin discus discus; compare dish]
disk′like`, adj.

disk

or disc (dĭsk)
1. Computer Science A magnetic disk, such as a hard disk, or an optical disk, such as a compact disk.
2. Anatomy See intervertebral disk.
Usage Have you ever noticed that when you buy a music CD, it is a compact disc, but when you buy a CD in a computer store it is usually a compact disk? Sometimes spelling varies according to how a word is used. Back in the late 19th century, when people were developing the technology for recording sound on a flat plate (what later became the vinyl phonograph record), the inventors referred to the plates as discs, using an alternate spelling of disk. The c spelling eventually became prevalent in the music industry, known for its disc jockeys. When American computer scientists developed flat storage devices back in the 1940s, they chose the common American spelling disk, and this is why we have hard disks installed on our computers. When the storage device known as the compact disk was invented, people in the music industry saw them as shiny substitutes for phonograph records, and they referred to them as compact discs, despite the fact that these same discs were compact disks when they stored nonmusical data. One of the advantages of abbreviations like CD is that they make spelling much simpler!

disk

- The layers of cartilage and pulp between vertebrae.
See also related terms for layers.

disc

disk
1. 'disc' or 'disk': a flat circular object

In British English, a disc is a flat circular object.

A traffic warden pointed out that I had no tax disc on the windscreen.

In American English, this word is spelled disk.

2. 'compact disc'

In both British and American English, a flat shiny object that stores music is called a compact disc. The abbreviation CD is often used.

The soundtrack will be released on compact disc this summer.
3. 'disk': computer storage

In both British and American English, a disk is a flat circular plate that is used to store large amounts of information for use by a computer.

The disk is then slotted into a desktop PC.
The image data may be stored on your hard disk.

disk


Past participle: disked
Gerund: disking

Imperative
disk
disk
Present
I disk
you disk
he/she/it disks
we disk
you disk
they disk
Preterite
I disked
you disked
he/she/it disked
we disked
you disked
they disked
Present Continuous
I am disking
you are disking
he/she/it is disking
we are disking
you are disking
they are disking
Present Perfect
I have disked
you have disked
he/she/it has disked
we have disked
you have disked
they have disked
Past Continuous
I was disking
you were disking
he/she/it was disking
we were disking
you were disking
they were disking
Past Perfect
I had disked
you had disked
he/she/it had disked
we had disked
you had disked
they had disked
Future
I will disk
you will disk
he/she/it will disk
we will disk
you will disk
they will disk
Future Perfect
I will have disked
you will have disked
he/she/it will have disked
we will have disked
you will have disked
they will have disked
Future Continuous
I will be disking
you will be disking
he/she/it will be disking
we will be disking
you will be disking
they will be disking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disking
you have been disking
he/she/it has been disking
we have been disking
you have been disking
they have been disking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disking
you will have been disking
he/she/it will have been disking
we will have been disking
you will have been disking
they will have been disking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disking
you had been disking
he/she/it had been disking
we had been disking
you had been disking
they had been disking
Conditional
I would disk
you would disk
he/she/it would disk
we would disk
you would disk
they would disk
Past Conditional
I would have disked
you would have disked
he/she/it would have disked
we would have disked
you would have disked
they would have disked

disk

A flat plate, covered in magnetic material, which stores data on concentric tracks. Hard disks are internal and have greater storage capacity than floppy disks, which are external.

Disk

1. A round thin steel plate, usually dished, that is sometimes used instead of a plow shovel or moldboard.
2. To cultivate or harrow with an implement that uses disks instead of teeth or shovels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disk - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular platedisk - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
dot, point - a very small circular shape; "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
2.disk - a flat circular plate
acetate disk, phonograph recording disk - a disk coated with cellulose acetate
brake disk - a disk or plate that is fixed to the wheel; pressure is applied to it by the brake pads
circle, round - any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
deadeye - (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
diaphragm - electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
discus, saucer - a disk used in throwing competitions
Frisbee - a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
coin blank, planchet - a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
hockey puck, puck - a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
token - a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines
3.disk - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groovedisk - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
acetate disk, phonograph recording disk - a disk coated with cellulose acetate
LP, L-P - a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm
78, seventy-eight - a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute
audio recording, sound recording, audio - a recording of acoustic signals
4.disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is storeddisk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
diskette, floppy, floppy disk - a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer; "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"
fixed disk, hard disc, hard disk - a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
memory device, storage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.disk - draw a harrow over (land)
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
plow, plough, turn - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"

disk

also disc
noun
A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Archaic: orb.
Translations
قُرْصأُسْطُوانَهقرص
disk
harddiskskive
levysavikiekkovinyyliäänilevykiekko
disk
koronglemez
diskur; disklingurhljómplata, skífaskífa, kringla
ディスク円盤音盤
디스크
disksskanuplate
kotúčplatňa
diskplošča
disk
แผ่นดิสก์
ổ đĩa

disk

[dɪsk]
A. N
1. (esp US) = disc
2. (Comput) → disco m
single-/double-sided diskdisco m de una cara/dos caras
B. CPD disk drive Nunidad f de disco
disk operating system Nsistema m operativo de disco

disk

[ˈdɪsk] n
(COMPUTING)disque m
single-sided disk → disque simple face
double-sided disk → disque double face floppy disk, hard disk, optical disk
(US) = discdisk drive n (COMPUTING)lecteur m de disquettes

disk

n (Comput) → Platte f; (= floppy disk)Diskette f; on diskauf Platte/Diskette

disk

(Comput):
disk access
nDatenträgerzugriff m
disk cleanup
nDatenträgerbereinigung f
disk controller
nPlattencontroller m
disk drive
n(Festplatten)laufwerk nt; (= floppy disk drive)Diskettenlaufwerk nt

disk

:
diskless
adj (Comput) → plattenlos
disk operating system
n (Comput) → Betriebssystem nt
disk space
n (Comput) → Speicherkapazität f

disk

[dɪsk] n
a. = disc
b. (Comput) → disco
single-/double-sided disk → disco m monofaccia inv/a doppia faccia

disk

disc . disk drive (ˈdisk ˌdraiv) noun
the part of a computer that is used to pass information onto or from a disk.

disk

قُرْص disk harddisk Scheibe δίσκος disco levy disque disk disco ディスク 디스크 schijf plate dysk disco дисковое запоминающее устройство disk แผ่นดิสก์ disk ổ đĩa 光盘

disk

n. disco;
herniated ______ herniado;
ruptured ___ruptura del ___.

disk

V. disc.
References in classic literature ?
Just as the lower edge of the red disk rested on the high fields against the horizon, a great black figure suddenly appeared on the face of the sun.
The moon, too, which had long been climbing overhead, and unobtrusively melting its disk into the azure,--like an ambitious demagogue, who hides his aspiring purpose by assuming the prevalent hue of popular sentiment,--now began to shine out, broad and oval, in its middle pathway.
The sun gradually wheeled his broad disk down in the west.
The rim of black spread slowly into the sun's disk, my heart beat higher and higher, and still the assemblage and the priest stared into the sky, motionless.
The great cloud-barred disk of the sun stood just above a limitless expanse of tossing white-caps--so to speak--a billowy chaos of massy mountain domes and peaks draped in imperishable snow, and flooded with an opaline glory of changing and dissolving splendors, while through rifts in a black cloud-bank above the sun, radiating lances of diamond dust shot to the zenith.
Come, cheer up, old man; there's no use in losing your grip and going back to this child's play merely because this big sunspot is drifting across your shiny new disk.
I am quite sure I shall understand it," he replied, gazing intently at the little golden, white-feathered disk, "and as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
The little red disk was turned in every direction and Raoul saw that the floor, the walls and the ceiling were all formed of planking.
Everything save that little disk above was profoundly dark, and when I looked up again Weena had disappeared.
During the opposition of 1894 a great light was seen on the illuminated part of the disk, first at the Lick Observatory, then by Perrotin of Nice, and then by other observers.
by the expiring light of the fire he beheld, just over the disk of the rock, what appeared to be the grim visage of the drowned buccaneer, grinning hideously down upon him.
The last object at which Elizabeth gazed when they renewed their journey, after their encountre with Richard, was the sun, as it expanded in the refraction of the horizon, and over whose disk the dark umbrage of a pine was stealing, while it slowly sank behind the western hills.