dis·​kette | \ ˌdi-ˈsket How to pronounce diskette (audio) \

Definition of diskette

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Recent Examples on the Web Cartridges, diskettes, and CD-ROMs all contained full, unchanging versions of games that were forever compatible with the similarly stable hardware they were designed to be played on. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2019 Companies could manage a profit by simply selling the free software on physical media like diskettes or CDs. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, 29 Oct. 2018 Diskettes and CD-ROMs mostly conquered the market but other, weirder alternatives were out there. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of diskette

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diskette

disk entry 1 + -ette

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“Diskette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diskette. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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