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Definition 1: a flat circular plate - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for disk in the sense of this definition

(disk is a kind of ...) any circular or rotating mechanism

"the machine punched out metal circles"

(disk is a kind of ...) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

(... is a kind of disk ) a disk coated with cellulose acetate

(... is a kind of disk ) a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey

(... is a kind of disk ) a flat metal disk ready for stamping as a coin

(... is a kind of disk ) a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition

(... is a kind of disk ) a disk used in throwing competitions

(... is a kind of disk ) electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

(... is a kind of disk ) (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud

(... is a kind of disk ) a disk or plate that is fixed to the wheel; pressure is applied to it by the brake pads

(... is a kind of disk ) a metal or plastic disk that can be redeemed or used in designated slot machines

Definition 2: sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for disk in the sense of this definition

(disk is a kind of ...) a recording of acoustic signals

(... is a kind of disk ) a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm

(... is a kind of disk ) a shellac based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute

(disk is a part of ...) a disk coated with cellulose acetate

Definition 3: (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for disk in the sense of this definition

(disk is a kind of ...) a device that preserves information for retrieval

(... is a kind of disk ) a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer

"floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"

(... is a kind of disk ) a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit

(disk belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where disk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

Synonyms for disk in the sense of this definition

(disk is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of disk ) a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)

(... is a kind of disk ) a very small circular shape

"a row of points" "draw lines between the dots"

Definition 5: draw a harrow over (land) - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for disk in the sense of this definition

(disk is a kind of ...) to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

"Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week" "turn the earth in the Spring"

(disk belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

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