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floppy disk

n.
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data magnetically. Also called diskette.

floppy disk

n
(Computer Science) a flexible removable magnetic disk that stores information and can be used to store data for use in a microprocessor. Also called: diskette or flexible disk

flop′py disk′


n.
a thin plastic disk coated with magnetic material, for storing computer data and programs; diskette.
[1970–75]

flop·py disk

(flŏp′pē)
Computer Science
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floppy disk - a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slitfloppy 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"
magnetic disc, magnetic disk, disc, disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
Translations
قُرْصٌ مَرِنلَيِّن، لَدِن
disketa
floppydiskdiskette
levyke
disketa
hajlékonylemez
diskettadisklingur
フロッピーディスク
플로피 디스크
disketa
diskett
แผ่นบันทึก
đĩa mềm

floppy disk

n (Comput) → Floppy Disk f, → Diskette f; floppy disk driveDiskettenlaufwerk nt

floppy disk

nfloppy disk m inv

flop

(flop) verbpast tense, past participle flopped
1. to fall or sit down suddenly and heavily. She flopped into an armchair.
2. to hang or swing about loosely. Her hair flopped over her face.
3. (of a theatrical production) to fail; to be unsuccessful. the play flopped.
noun
1. (a) flopping movement.
2. a failure. The show was a complete flop.
ˈfloppy adjective
tending to flop; flopping. a floppy hat.
ˌfloppy ˈdisk noun
a small computer disk for storing information.

floppy disk

قُرْصٌ مَرِن disketa floppydisk Diskette δισκέτα disquete levyke disquette disketa floppy disk フロッピーディスク 플로피 디스크 floppydisk diskett dyskietka disquete гибкий диск diskett แผ่นบันทึก disket đĩa mềm 软盘
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It started life in IBM as a large 8-inch magnetic disk but gradually evolved into the 3.5-inch floppy diskette that we remember.
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Notable technologies that were awarded IR/R&D 100 Awards included the amino acid sequencer (1970), solid-state lithium batteries (1971), the automated teller machine (1973), the compact floppy diskette (1973), a thermally stable automotive exhaust catalysis (1973), the color copier (1974), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), and high-speed CMOS RAM (1978).
* On a 31/2" floppy diskette or CD-ROM in MS Word for Windows or PDF format on the following address:
The TrKEK encrypted black COMSEC key is then transferred to the ACES laptop via 1.44 MB Floppy diskette. On the ACES laptop, the equipment platform is combined with the encrypted COMSEC key and converted to a BIN file.
This domain includes the ability to insert and eject floppy diskette, and other secondary storage devices, such as compact disk, zip disk, portable hard disk, to store files in a folder or subdirectory, to access information on CD-ROM, floppy drive, hard drive, and other secondary storage devices, and to create and delete folders or subdirectories.
Since July 1, 2005, ViCAP case data can be accepted only via LEO e-mail through portable storage media (e.g., CD-ROM, floppy diskette) or a hard copy.
To install a program from a floppy diskette or CD-ROM, click the "Install" button.
For a typical system - 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, 256Mb DDR SDRAM, 20Gb hard drive, 64Mb NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, 17-inch monitor, Sound Blaster Compatible On-Board Sound, Dell Stereo Speakers, 56Kb PCI Telephony Modem for Windows, floppy diskette drive, Microsoft Windows XP and one year's warranty - pricing starts at GBP899+VAT.
For a typical system - 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, 256 MB DDR SDRAM, 20 GB hard drive, 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card, DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, 17-inch monitor, Sound Blaster Compatible On-Board Sound, Dell Stereo Speakers, 56K PCI Telephony Modem for Windows, floppy diskette drive, Microsoft Windows XP and one year's warranty - pricing starts at GBP899+VAT.