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disk



Pronunciation: (disk), [key]
n.
1. any thin, flat, circular plate or object.
2. any surface that is flat and round, or seemingly so: the disk of the sun.
3. disc (def. 1).
4. Computers.any of several types of media consisting of thin, round plates of plastic or metal, used for external storage: magnetic disk; floppy disk; optical disk.
5. Bot., Zool.any of various roundish, flat structures or parts.
6. See intervertebral disk.
7. Bot.(in the daisy and other composite plants) the central portion of the flower head, composed of tubular florets.
8. any of the circular steel blades that form the working part of a disk harrow.
9. Math.the domain bounded by a circle.
10. Archaic.discus.

v.t.
1. Informal.disc (def. 3).
2. to cultivate (soil) with a disk harrow. Also,disc (for defs. 1, 2, 4–9, 12).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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