Definition of disk in English:
- Pulling a moment, he finally extracted a pair of flat metallic disks on a thin chain.
- A flat, thin disk was in the middle of the bracelet and on one side had only one word.
- Because scans are stored to either a floppy disk or Zip disk, no computer hook-up is needed.
- They were then told that they could create their own three-dimensional sculptures or structures using our store of computer disks and CD-ROMs.
- It is now understood that over 1000 documents were taken during the raids, that also included computer disks and other stored digital data.
- Additionally, the original CD-ROM disks can be stored away where they won't get lost.
- Placido Domingo has released more than 100 recital discs, crossover albums and complete operas over his five-decade career.
- The Munich-based label has made a name for itself with its discs of live recordings, mostly operatic, taken from more than half a century of Salzburg festivals.
- Their Mendelssohn discs also include a recording of the Octet.
- The Suit of "Pentacles" is also known by other names, such as "Coins", "Discs" or "Disks".
- Discs (or Pentacles) are the pragmatic suit. Sometimes people see them as plodding and a bit slow, but this is unjust.
- The name of each suit is printed at the bottom of pips and court cards (Queen of Discs, Four of Staves).
- What strikes the human eye is the uniquely singular soaring roof, shaped like a slanted disc, which also appears to be in the form of the rising sun.
- The Irish milliner, celebrated for his daring designs, has produced a seat large enough for two people in the shape of a large disc with an indentation.
- The once-in-a-lifetime event takes place when Venus passes through the disc of Sun and appears like a small spot moving slowly across the Sun when viewed from the Earth.
- Unfortunately, many conclusions about growth and respiration are based on measurements of single leaves, leaf disks or mature plant parts.
- The leaf disks are incubated with the bacteria.
- The inner cells form a flattened circular shape called the embryonic disk, which will develop into a baby.
- Towards the ends of the long bones there are specialized discs of cartilage (epiphyseal plates) stretching across the entire bone.
- Alternatively the ligaments may become loose, so that the disc of cartilage no longer stays between the jaw bone and the skull when the joint is moved.
- Vertebral discs cushion the spine, like spongy coasters between each vertebra that protect bones from banging against each other while one is running or jumping.
- Leaf discs from plants expressing aequorin were excised and incubated in thiols as described above.
- This assumption is supported by studies in which cysteine was supplied to leaf discs of poplar plants.
- Root and green leaf discs were arranged centrally on the agar plate.
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- To prepare the land, Lou mows down the scrub weed trees and remnant sugar cane where they plan to plant and then a neighboring farmer is hired to disk the ground.
- We are currently chisel plowing, disking, and field cultivating.
- Fertilizing, stalk chopping, disking, field cultivating and planting are all occurring now.
Generally speaking, the US spelling is disk and the British spelling is disc, although there is much overlap and variation between the two. In particular, the spelling for senses relating to computers is nearly always disk, as in floppy disk, disk drive, etc., but disc is the norm for compact disc, disc brakes, and disc camera.
- Example sentences
- Now the ultimate solution being considered is to go to a diskless system so employees are not tempted to walk out with their research or take it home.
- Every single user, from sales, shipping and purchasing to production, engineering and accounting, worked on a Linux workstation, most of which were diskless.
- Examples of platform requirements include: hot insert, hot remove, remote boot support, boot cycle detection and support for diskless systems.
disc from mid 17th century:
The word disc goes back to Latin discus, which is the source of discus (mid 17th century) and also of dish and Late Middle English desk (discus had come to be used for a stool or table in medieval Latin). Its earliest sense in English was the seemingly flat, round form that the sun, moon, and other celestial objects present to the eye. The anatomical disc, the sort that people ‘slip’, dates from the late 19th century, as does the type that turns on a record player. In the USA the usual spelling is disk, and this is now used everywhere with reference to computers, as in floppy disk and disk drive. See also jockey
Words that rhyme with diskbisque, brisk, disc, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk
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