Definition of Disk

1. Noun. Something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate. "The moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"

Exact synonyms: Disc, Saucer
Specialized synonyms: Intervertebral Disc, Intervertebral Disk, Dot, Point
Generic synonyms: Round Shape

2. Verb. Draw a harrow over (land).
Exact synonyms: Harrow
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Plough, Plow, Turn
Derivative terms: Harrow

3. Noun. A flat circular plate.

4. Noun. Sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove.
Exact synonyms: Disc, Phonograph Record, Phonograph Recording, Platter, Record
Terms within: Acetate Disk, Phonograph Recording Disk
Specialized synonyms: L-p, Lp, 78, Seventy-eight
Generic synonyms: Audio, Audio Recording, Sound Recording
Derivative terms: Record

5. Noun. (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored.
Exact synonyms: Disc, Magnetic Disc, Magnetic Disk
Specialized synonyms: Diskette, Floppy, Floppy Disk, Fixed Disk, Hard Disc, Hard Disk
Generic synonyms: Memory Device, Storage Device
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Diskette

Definition of Disk

1. n. A discus; a quoit.

Definition of Disk

1. Noun. A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Something resembling a disk. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A vinyl phonograph/gramophone record. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A floppy disk - removable magnetic medium or a hard disk - fixed, persistent digital storage. ¹

5. Noun. (computing nonstandard) A disc - either a CD-ROM, an audio CD, a DVD or similar removable storage medium. ¹

6. Noun. (agriculture) A harrow. ¹

7. Noun. (botany) A ring- or cup-shaped enlargement of the flower receptacle or ovary that bears nectar or, less commonly, the stamens. ¹

8. Verb. (agriculture) to harrow ¹

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Definition of Disk

1. to break up land with a type of farm implement [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Disk

1. 1. A discus; a quoit. "Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart." (Pope) 2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper. 3. The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens. 4. A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc. 5. The whole surface of a leaf. The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower. A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil. 6. The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones. The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk. In owls, the space around the eyes. Disk engine, a form of rotary steam engine. Disk shell, any species of Discina. Origin: L. Discus, Gr. See Dish Alternative forms: disc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disk

disjunctive conjunction
disjunctive normal form
disk (current term)
disk access
disk brake
disk cache
disk clutch
disk controller
disk disease
disk drive
disk drives
disk error
disk file
disk harrow
disk image

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