Disk - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪsk|  American pronunciation of the word disk
Brit.  |dɪsk|  British pronunciation of the word disk
- something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate (syn: disc, saucer)
the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
- a flat circular plate (syn: disc)
- sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove (syn: disc, platter, record)
- (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored (syn: disc)

verb

- draw a harrow over (land) (syn: harrow)

Examples

the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

There's no more room on the computer disk to save the file.

Data is stored on the disk in 512-byte sectors.

Transfer the data onto a disk.

transfer data on the hard drive to a disk

...the disk contains a selection of deleted scenes, and a couple of the omissions greatly add to the intelligibility of the movie's plot...

...the gyroscope got its name for the way the disk inside the instrument gyrates around an axis...

The program uses 350K of disk space.

A thin shred of cloud was racking across the moon's disk.

I snapped the disk in two.

The label had come off, so there was no way of knowing what was on the disk.

The program compresses any data saved to the disk.

I need to free up some of the disk space on my computer.

I couldn't get the disk out of the computer.

We've lost the master disk.

Word forms

noun
singular: disk
plural: disks
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