floppydisk

floppy disk

noun
Computers. a thin, flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored for later retrieval: used mainly with microcomputers.
Also, floppydisk.
Also called floppy, diskette, flexible disk, magnetic disk.


Origin:
1970–75

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floppy disk
 
n
diskette, Also called: flexible disk a flexible removable magnetic disk that stores information and can be used to store data for use in a microprocessor

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floppy disk   (flŏp'pē)  Pronunciation Key 
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data. Floppy disks were once the principal storage medium for personal computers, but inexpensive hard disks and writable compact disks have greatly diminished their role.
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