magnetic disk

noun
(computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
Syn: ↑magnetic disc, ↑disk, ↑disc
Derivationally related forms: ↑diskette (for: ↑disk)
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑memory device, ↑storage device
Hyponyms: ↑diskette, ↑floppy, ↑floppy disk, ↑hard disc, ↑hard disk, ↑fixed disk

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noun, pl ⋯ disks [count]
:disc 2

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disk [disk disks] [dɪsk] [dɪsk] noun
1. (especially NAmE) = disc

Red blood cells are roughly the shape of a disk.

2. (also magˌnetic ˈdisk) (computing) a device for storing information on a computer, with a ↑magnetic surface that records information received in electronic form
see also floppy disk, hard disk
 
Example Bank:

Do you have the file on disk?

Each disk holds 4.7 GB.

Each disk holds 700 MB.

I'll copy the disk into a file.

I'm running out of disk space on my computer.

If you wipe that old disk, we can use it again.

Insert the disk into the drive slot.

It is safest to save your design onto disk.

Save the document to disk before closing it.

The computer reads the disk.

The disk contains the program you'll need.

The information can be saved on a disk.

The information required can then be retrieved from disk.

The master disk can be duplicated as many times as required.

The program automatically saves to disk every 15 minutes.

The program is set up so that you automatically save to disk every 15 minutes.

The records will be stored on the computer's hard disk.

You simply download the pages to disk.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • magnetic disk — magnetic disc magnetic disc, magnetic disk magnetic disk . A ditical memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored; a {hard disk}, {floppy disk}, and {diskette} are typically magnetic disks …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic disk — UK US noun [C] IT ► DISK(Cf. ↑disk) …   Financial and business terms

  • magnetic disk — n. DISK (sense 6) …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic disk — magnetinis diskas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. magnetic disk vok. Magnetplatte, f rus. магнитный диск, m pranc. disque magnétique, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic disk — magnetinis diskas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. magnetic disk vok. Magnetplatte, f; Magnetscheibe, f rus. магнитный диск, m pranc. disque magnétique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic disk — disk that stores information by magnetic methods …   English contemporary dictionary

  • magnetic disk — Computers. 1. Also called disk, hard disk. a rigid disk coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored. 2. See floppy disk. * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic disk — mag.netic disk n a ↑disk containing ↑magnetic tape that stores information to be used by a computer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • magnetic disk — magnet′ic disk′ n. 1) cmp hard disk 2) cmp floppy disk …   From formal English to slang

  • magnetic disk — /mægˌnɛtɪk ˈdɪsk/ (say mag.netik disk) noun → disk …   Australian English dictionary

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