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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An item of storage medium in the form of a circular plate. These devices are at present (1995) principally magnetic disks, in which the information is stored via magnetic encoding. See also...

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disk

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 42 words.

Originally the US spelling of disc, ‘disk’ is now widely used for most technical senses (e.g. disk brake,

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disk

Edited by Andrew J. Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 20 words.

A storage medium in the form of a circular plate, *magnetic disks, *CD-ROMs, and *DVDs

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disk

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An item of storage medium in the form of a circular plate. These devices are at present (1995) principally magnetic disks, in which the information is stored via magnetic encoding. See also...

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disk

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 182 words.

A. And disc.

Disk is the more usual spelling. Disc is the spelling used in four senses:

(1) a

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disk

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 115 words.

And disc.

Disk is the more usual spelling in all but four specific meanings. Disc is the spelling used for

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disk

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 36 words.

Form of computer data storage. Disks come in many different forms, some using magnetic methods to store data, such as

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disk

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 77 words.

Most small computers—personal computers—used in the travel industry store the data they handle on hard disks, which are coated so

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disk

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

or (esp. Brit.)

1 a circular, flattened structure, or any object having or resembling such a shape. See also retinal rod.

2null...

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Winchester disk

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 9 words.

Obsolete type of computer disk. See disk.

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silicon disk

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Another name for RAM disk.

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