from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a flat, circular form; disk-shaped.
  • adj. Related to or having a disk.
  • adj. Botany Having disk flowers only. Used of a composite flower head.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or shaped like a disc / disk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus.
  • n. Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a disk; pertaining to a disk.
  • Also discoidal.
  • n. Something in the form of a disk or quoit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a flat circular shape


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