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disk

noun, often attributive \ ˈdisk \
variants: or

Definition of disk

1 a :the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body
  • the solar disk
b archaic :discus
2 :any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures; especially :intervertebral disk — compare slipped disk
3 :the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
4 :a thin circular object: such as
a usually disc :a phonograph record
b :a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
c usually disc :optical disk: such as
(1) :videodisc
(2) :cd
5 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

disklike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of disk

Latin discus — more at dish


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disk

verb
variants: or disc

Definition of disk

transitive verb
:to cultivate with an implement (such as a harrow or plow) that turns and loosens the soil with a series of discs

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First Known Use of disk

circa 1884

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DISK Defined for Kids

disk

noun
variants: or disc \ˈdisk\

Definition of disk for Students

1 :something that is or appears to be flat and round
2 usually disc :cd
3 :a round, thin, flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored
4 usually disc :a phonograph record

disklike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

disk

noun
variants: or disc play \ˈdisk\

medical Definition of disk

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


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