magnetic disk

noun Computers.

Also called disk, hard disk. a rigid disk coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored.

Nearby words

  1. magnetic course,
  2. magnetic declination,
  3. magnetic dip,
  4. magnetic dipole,
  5. magnetic dipole moment,
  6. magnetic domain,
  7. magnetic drum,
  8. magnetic epoch,
  9. magnetic equator,
  10. magnetic field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for magnetic disk

magnetic disk


computing another name for disk (def. 2)
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Science definitions for magnetic disk

magnetic disk

A memory device, such as a floppy disk or a hard disk, that is covered with a magnetic coating. Digital information is stored on magnetic disks in the form of microscopically small, magnetized needles, each of which encodes a single bit of information by being polarized in one direction (representing 1) or the other (representing 0).
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