disk


disk
disk disk [dɪsk] noun [countable]
a flat circular piece of plastic or metal used for storing computer information COMPUTING :

• There are a number of products which allow PC disks to be read or written from a Macintosh.

• Can you send me your report on disk?

ˌcompact ˈdisk also compact disc COMPUTING
a small circular piece of hard plastic on which music or information is stored
ˌfloppy ˈdisk also floppy COMPUTING
a disk on which computer information is stored
ˌhard ˈdisk also ˌhard ˈdrive COMPUTING
the part of a computer that permanently stores programs and information:

• Hard drive capacity has been growing by 60% per year and will continue that way for several more years.

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disk UK US (UK also disc) /dɪsk/ noun [C] IT
(also magnetic disk) a flat circular piece of metal or plastic used for storing information on a computer: a computer/back-up disk »

The data has been automatically stored on a back-up disk.

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This information can be accessed online as well as on disk.

disk space/storage »

Its more advanced features include disk compression to save disk space.

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transfer/copy/save sth to (a) disk

mainly US DISC(Cf. disc)
See also COMPACT DISC(Cf. ↑compact disc), FLOPPY DISK(Cf. ↑floppy disk), HARD DISK(Cf. ↑hard disk)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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