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[dih-sket] /dɪˈskɛt/
noun, Computers.
Origin of diskette
1970-75; disk + -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for diskette
  • Both paper copies and electronic diskette versions are available.
  • Both versions have the same patterns and text, although the diskette version may have animations that describe geologic processes.
  • The creditors mailing list may also be submitted on computer diskette.
  • Mailing list filing requirements and the technical requirements submitting the list on diskette are attached.
  • Before you run the license utility to transfer licenses from a diskette, make sure the floppy driver has been started.
British Dictionary definitions for diskette


(computing) another name for floppy disk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for diskette

"floppy disk," 1973, from disk with diminutive suffix -ette.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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diskette in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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