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[ disk ]


  1. a phonograph record.

verb (used with object)

  1. Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc.


  1. variant of disco- before a vowel.



abbreviation for

  1. discount.
  2. discovered.


/ dɪsk /


  1. a flat circular plate
  2. something resembling or appearing to resemble this

    the sun's disc

  3. another word for (gramophone) record
  4. anatomy any approximately circular flat structure in the body, esp an intervertebral disc
    1. the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
    2. ( as modifier )

      a disc floret

  5. the middle part of the lip of an orchid
    1. Also calledparking 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
    2. ( as modifier )

      disc parking

      a disc zone

  6. computing a variant spelling of disk


  1. to work (land) with a disc harrow
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Word History and Origins

Origin of disc1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of disc1

C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit
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Example Sentences

Now a small band of Dylan sleuths led by an Albuquerque disc jockey may finally have found the key…but, to what?

Even the DVD was a hit, moving 525,000 copies in its first week to become the fastest-selling disc of the last half-decade.

The content that is on that disc should be made available to them and not locked under some arbitrary key.

This called the "disc abnormalities cause back pain thesis into question".

But the fact is, people are reporting receiving the disc in the mail.

A very slight movement of the armature disc J, therefore, suffices to open to the full extent two long exhaust passages.

The movement of this disc is reduced to something less than the 1/100 part of an inch.

The moon had risen over the lake and the water now only showed broken reflections of its disc.

If by chance the sun's disc becomes visible during the day, it appears devoid of rays, as if seen through colored glasses.

The rim of the dawn behind them cut, with its flat, gold disc, straight down to the heart of the world.


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