disk

[ disk ]
/ dɪsk /

noun

verb (used with object)

Informal. disc (def. 3).
to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow.

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Also disc (for defs. 1, 2, 4-9, 12) .

Origin of disk

1655–65; <Latin discusdiscus; cf. dish

OTHER WORDS FROM disk

disklike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disk

disc, disk
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British Dictionary definitions for disk

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
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Medical definitions for disk

disk

n.

A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
lamella
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Scientific 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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