disco-, disc-, disko-, disk- +
(Greek > Latin: disk; round plate thrown in athletic competitions; used primarily in the extended sense of "something shaped like a round plate")
2. A large amount of digital information that can be stored and accessed, but it cannot be altered by the user.
3. An optical disk that is physically the same as an audio CD, but contains computer data.
"Storage capacity is about 680 megabytes. CD-ROMs are interchangeable between different types of computers."
A CD-RW drive can write about 650 megabytes of data to CD-RW media an unlimited number of times.
2. The disk used in a disc brake.
3. A disk used on a disk harrow for agricultural purposes.
4. A magnetic disk; such as, a floppy disk or hard disk; the data stored on such a disk: "The instructions suggested that we read the disk that came with the manual."
5. A round, flattened, plate-like structure in an animal; such as, an intervertebral disk.
6. In botany, the enlarged area bearing numerous tiny flowers, as in the flower head of composite plants; such as, the daisy. Also called a discus.
7. In computer science, a magnetic disk; such as, a floppy disk or hard disk.
8. An optical disk, especially a compact disk.
9. A circular grid in a phototypesetting machine.
2. To make (a recording) on a phonograph record.
2. Having a round or oval shape like a disc.
A weighted disk thrown in track-and-field competitions by an athlete who spins with outstretched arms to launch it from the flat of his or her hand. The ancient Greek Olympic games included the throwing of a bronze discus.
The shape and integrity of the nucleus pulposus and anulus fibrosis may be evaluated.