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variant spelling of disk

: the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body
the solar disk
archaic : discus
usually disc : any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures
especially : intervertebral disc see also slipped disc
: the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
: a thin circular object: such as
usually disc : a phonograph record
: a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
usually disc : optical disk: such as
: cd
usually disc : one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow
also : an implement employing such tools


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combining form

variants or disci- or disco-
: disk
: phonograph record

Examples of disc in a Sentence

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For $25 a month, your kid can build (among other things) a disc launcher and drawing machine, and enter to win a trip to Rober's CrunchLabs in person. People Staff, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 In addition to a Final Fantasy VII number of discs, the deluxe edition comes with all sorts of bonus goodies like the soundtrack (also on three discs), an art poster, stickers, and fabric patches. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 16 Nov. 2023 The cars McLaren brought to Estoril were fitted with the optional 15.4-inch (392 mm) carbon ceramic brake discs, similar to the ones that stop the McLaren Senna. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Here’s where to watch the Kenneth Branagh film adaptations online: Where to Buy A Haunting in Venice Online Want to own the latest Poirot film on disc? Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2023 And inside this disc is sort of a filtration or a blowing system, a reverse vacuum. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 Black Out the Windows/Ladies and Gentlemen, the Twilight Singers collects the group’s five studio LPs, the EP A Stitch in Time, and a disc of rarities that contains a lot of songs that should have come out during the band’s lifetime. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 That's because, on the newer, slimmer PS5 standard edition, the disc drive is now detachable. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 7 Nov. 2023 The discs are like mochi doughnuts, with a crunchy, bubbly shell that encases a chewy center. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


Combining form

Latin, from Greek disk-, disko-, from diskos

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Cite this Entry

“Disc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


variant of disk

Medical Definition


variants or disk
: any of various rounded or flattened anatomical structures: as
: a mammalian blood cell

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