from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data magnetically.

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  • noun computer hardware A removable disk used for storing digital data, measuring between 2 and 8 inches diagonally and storing between 80 KB and 240 MB.

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

  • noun a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer


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