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button a small round flat disk that fastens clothing by fitting through a slit or loop. [1/5 definitions]
CD1 abbreviation of "compact disk."
compact disk a small disk on which music or information is stored. A compact disk is played on a machine that uses a laser to read it.
dial a disk that has numbers and a moving pointer that shows time, weight, speed, or some other measure. [3/6 definitions]
diaphragm a thin disk in electronic tools such as microphones, speakers, and telephones. In a microphone, the diaphragm changes sound vibrations into electrical signals. In a speaker, it changes electrical signals into sound vibrations. [1/2 definitions]
disc1 another spelling of disk.
discus a disk made of wood with a metal rim, thrown for distance by some track and field athletes. [2 definitions]
diskette see "floppy disk."
floppy a floppy disk. [1/2 definitions]
floppy disk a thin plastic disk with a special coating, on which computer information can be stored; diskette.
flying saucer a bright, flying object shaped like a disk that some people believe is a spacecraft from another world; UFO.
hard disk a rigid, magnetized disk built into a computer that is capable of storing a large amount of data.
hard drive a device for storing information on a computer's hard disk. A hard drive can be built into a computer or can sit outside the computer and be connected to it by a cable.
phonograph a machine that reproduces sound that has been recorded in the grooves of a disk; record player.
puck the hard rubber disk that is used in ice hockey. Players try to hit the puck into the net to score a goal.
record a disk onto which recorded sounds have been copied. Records are usually black and made out of vinyl, which is a kind of plastic. [1/6 definitions]
recording the act or process of making a record, compact disk, audio tape, or video tape. [2 definitions]
sequin a very small shiny disk of plastic or metal. Sequins are sewn onto clothing as decoration.
sundial a device that stands in a garden or on a lawn to show the time of day. A sundial has a flat, round disk with numbers and a pointer that casts a shadow. As the shadow moves across the numbers, the sundial shows what time it is.
yo-yo a toy made of two thick wooden or plastic disks connected by a peg around which a string is tied. One plays with a yo-yo by holding the end of the string and moving the hand to cause the disk unit to roll up and down the string.