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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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includes: professional and consumer film and cameras; digital imaging products, including cameras and printers for commercial and consumer use; digital minilabs and kiosks; photographic paper and photofinishing supplies; professional motion picture film; high-capacity floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, tape cartridges and other data storage media; videotape and audiocassettes; professional and consumer optical discs; microfilm and other micrographic products; and graphic arts film, conventional and digital printing plates, analog ad digital color proofing systems, drum and flatbed scanners, imagesetters and computer-to-plate systems.
In addition to high-definition, long-duration digital videotape for home and broadcast use, applications currently being developed include high-capacity floppy disks, data and video storage tape for home network servers and magnetic storage tape for helical scan and linear recording.
Iomega has been making high-capacity floppy drives for a good number of years and they have become one of the most common ways to store and exchange large files.