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In British English, a disc is a flat circular object.
In American English, this word is spelled disk.
In both British and American English, a flat shiny object that stores music is called a compact disc. The abbreviation CD is often used.
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.
Past participle: disced
|Noun||1.||disc - sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove|
|2.||disc - 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
|3.||disc - (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"
|4.||disc - a flat circular plate|
brake disk - a disk or plate that is fixed to the wheel; pressure is applied to it by the brake pads
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
Frisbee - a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
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