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A memory device, such as a floppy disk, a hard disk, or a removable cartridge, that is covered with a magnetic coating on which digital information is stored in the form of microscopic, magnetized regions.
(Computer Science) computing another name for disk2
a rigid disk coated with magnetic material, for storing computer programs and relatively large amounts of data.
A memory device, such as a floppy disk or a hard disk, that is covered with a magnetic coating. Digital information is stored on magnetic disks in the form of microscopically small, magnetized needles.
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|Noun||1.||magnetic disk - (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"