[ disk ]
/ dɪsk /
a phonograph record.
verb (used with object)
Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc.
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Also disk (for defs. 1, 3) .
Origin of disc
see origin at disk
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH discdisc , disk.
Definition for disc (2 of 3)
variant of disco- before a vowel.
Definition for disc (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for disc
now esp US disk
/ (dɪsk) /
a flat circular plate
something resembling or appearing to resemble thisthe sun's disc
another word for (gramophone) record
anatomy any approximately circular flat structure in the body, esp an intervertebral disc
- the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
- (as modifier)a disc floret
the middle part of the lip of an orchid
- Also called: parking disc a marker or device for display in a parked vehicle showing the time of arrival or the latest permitted time of departure or both
- (as modifier)a disc zone; disc parking
computing a variant spelling of disk (def. 2)
to work (land) with a disc harrow
Word Origin for disc
C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit
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Medical definitions for disc
[ dĭsk ]
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