disk

[ disk ]
/ dɪsk /

noun

verb (used with object)

Informal. disc(def 3).
to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow.
Also disc (for defs 1, 2, 4–9, 12).

Origin of disk

1655–65; < Latin discus discus; cf. dish

Related forms

disk·like, adjective

Can be confused

disc disk

Definition for disk (2 of 2)

disc

[ disk ]
/ dɪsk /

noun

a phonograph record.

verb (used with object)

Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc.
Also disk (for defs 1, 3).

Origin of disc

see origin at disk

Can be confused

disc disk
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British Dictionary definitions for disk (1 of 2)

disk

/ (dɪsk) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US and Canadian) of disc
Also called: magnetic disk, hard disk computing a direct-access storage device consisting of a stack of plates coated with a magnetic layer, the whole assembly rotating rapidly as a single unit. Each surface has a read-write head that can move radially to read or write data on concentric tracksCompare drum 1 (def. 9) See also floppy disk

British Dictionary definitions for disk (2 of 2)

disc

now esp US disk

/ (dɪsk) /

noun

verb

to work (land) with a disc harrow

Word Origin for disc

C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit
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Medicine definitions for disk (1 of 2)

disk


n.

A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
lamella

Medicine definitions for disk (2 of 2)

disc

[ dĭsk ]

n.

Variant ofdisk
A discus.
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Science definitions for disk

disk

disc (dĭsk)

  1. See magnetic disk.
  2. See optical disk.
See intervertebral disk.
The round, flat center, consisting of many disk flowers, found in the inflorescences of many composite plants such as the daisy.
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