disk
  • A digital magnetic storage medium, which is usually in the form of a rotating round plate. Information is encoded by altering the magnetic polarity of minute portions on the surface of such a disk. Disks may be recorded, erased, and rerecorded many times, and the most common formats are hard disks, floppy disks, and removable hard disks. Also called magnetic disk.
  • A thin, circular object, such as a disk capacitor. Also called disc (3).
  • synonym disc
  • synonym disc

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