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disc

[disk] /dɪsk/
noun
1.
a phonograph record.
2.
disk (defs 1, 2, 4–9).
verb (used with object)
3.
Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc.
4.
disk (defs 11, 12).
Origin of disc
see disk
Can be confused
disc, disk.

disc-

1.
variant of disco- before a vowel.

disc.

1.
2.
discovered.
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British Dictionary definitions for disc

disc

/dɪsk/
noun
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.
  1. the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy
  2. (as modifier): a disc floret
6.
the middle part of the lip of an orchid
7.
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): a disc zone, disc parking
8.
(computing) a variant spelling of disk (sense 2)
verb
9.
to work (land) with a disc harrow
Word Origin
C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit
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Word Origin and History for disc
n.

Latinate spelling preferred in British English for most uses of disk (q.v.). American English 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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disc in Medicine

disc (dĭsk)
n.

  1. Variant of disk.

  2. A discus.

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disc in Science
disk or disc
  (dĭsk)   
    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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disc in Technology

storage, spelling
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".
(1995-07-30)

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Related Abbreviations for disc

DISC

domestic international sales corporation

disc.

1.
discount
2.
discovered
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