a portable storage medium consisting of a square plastic case containing a thin disk coated with magnetic material that is inserted into a drive to read and write data: popular from the 1970s through the 1990s.
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How to use floppy disk in a sentence
When your screenshot is looking exactly like you want, click the save button to the right, which looks like a floppy disk.
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Imagine a world where you couldn’t play Tetris unless you knew a guy who had a copy of it on floppy disk.
The source code was archived on a black 3.5-inch floppy disk now on display at the Boston Museum of Science.
British Dictionary definitions for floppy disk
a flexible removable magnetic disk that stores information and can be used to store data for use in a microprocessor: Also called: diskette, flexible disk
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Scientific definitions for floppy disk
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data. Floppy disks were once the principal storage medium for personal computers, but inexpensive hard disks and writable compact disks have greatly diminished their role.
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