Definition of disc in English:
- The shape of the tablet, a thick flat circular disc, is unusual here.
- It may also be exchanged for wide variety of items whose purpose currently remain a mystery, although we do know that some of the most popular items are flat shiny discs.
- This touch-sensitive work consists of a series of horn-like spikes protruding from two circular discs that are hung on a wall like a painting.
- 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.
- 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.
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
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.