diskette

[ dih-sket ]
/ dɪˈskɛt /

noun Computers.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. disk operating system,
  2. disk pack,
  3. disk sander,
  4. disk syndrome,
  5. disk wheel,
  6. diskitis,
  7. disko,
  8. diskogram,
  9. diskography,
  10. dislike

Origin of diskette

First recorded in 1970–75; disk + -ette

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British Dictionary definitions for diskette

diskette

/ (dɪsˈkɛt) /

noun

computing another name for floppy disk
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Word Origin and History for diskette

diskette

n.

"floppy disk," 1973, from disk with diminutive suffix -ette.

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