a phonograph record.
disk ( defs 1, 2, 4–9 ).
verb (used with object)
Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc.
disk ( defs 11, 12 ).
Also, disk (for defs 1, 3).

see disk

disc, disk.
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variant of disco- before a vowel.


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disc or esp (US) disk (dɪsk)
1.  a flat circular plate
2.  something resembling or appearing to resemble this: the sun's disc
3.  another word for (gramophone) record
4.  anatomy any approximately circular flat structure in the body, esp an intervertebral disc
5.  a.  the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
 b.  (as modifier): a disc floret
6.  the middle part of the lip of an orchid
7.  a.  Also called: parking disc a marker or device for display in a parked vehicle showing the time of arrival or the latest permitted time of departure or both
 b.  (as modifier): a disc zone; disc parking
8.  computing a variant spelling of disk
9.  to work (land) with a disc harrow
[C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit]
disk or esp (US) disk
[C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit]

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Word Origin & History

spelling preferred in England for most uses of disk (q.v.). Amer.Eng. tends to use it in the musical recording sense; originally of phonograph records, recently of compact discs. Hence, discophile "enthusiast for gramophone recordings" (1940).
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Medical Dictionary

disc (dĭsk)

  1. Variant of disk.

  2. A discus.

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Science Dictionary
disk or disc   (dĭsk)  Pronunciation Key 
    1. See magnetic disk.

    2. See optical disk.

  1. See intervertebral disk.

  2. The round, flat center, consisting of many disk flowers, found in the inflorescences of many composite plants such as the daisy.

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Computing Dictionary

disc definition

storage, spelling
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. discount

  2. discovered

domestic international sales corporation
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Example sentences
Different movements are achieved depending on how you arrange the shapes on
  each segment of the disc.
Today a memory disc drive storing that amount of information weighs a few
  pounds and can be bought for about a thousand dollars.
And publishers no longer have to worry about piracy, as their games live in the
  cloud rather than on a disc that can be copied.
The disc with this player containing a digital programme is not satisfied with
  me due to the strange design of language.
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