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floptical

Syllabification: flop·ti·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈfläptikəl
 
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Definition of floptical in English:

adjective

Computing , trademark
Denoting or relating to a type of floppy-disk drive using a laser to position the read-write head.
Example sentences
  • If you bought the floptical drive from Tulin, they also come with Tulin's drivers.
  • This section describes how to copy files to and retrieve files from floppy and floptical disks.

noun

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A floppy-disk drive that uses a laser to position the read-write head.
Example sentences
  • A floptical will be a decent main drive, or a pretty good backup media.

Origin

1980s: blend of floppy and optical.

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