magnetic disk


Examples of magnetic disk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a computer itself can act as a microphone: In a 2019 study researchers developed software that detected and analyzed how ambient sound waves jiggled a hard drive’s read head over its magnetic disk—and could thus effectively record conversations taking place near the machine. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 6 Oct. 2021 To do this, the good frame was recorded onto a magnetic disk then replayed five times. Amy Shira Teitel, Discover Magazine, 7 Sep. 2017 Their design mimics the familiar swimmer’s physique, with a thin magnetic disk added to the head. Jenny Morber, Discover Magazine, 30 Sep. 2015 At the time of the broadcast, magnetic disk recorders capable of storing slow motion footage could only capture 30 seconds in total, for a playback of 90 seconds of slow motion video. Howard Berry, Quartz, 18 July 2019

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First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnetic disk was in 1949

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“Magnetic disk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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