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English noun: disc

1. disc (artifact) sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove

Synonymsdisk, phonograph record, phonograph recording, platter, record

Broader (hypernym)audio, audio recording, sound recording

Narrower (hyponym)78, L-P, LP, seventy-eight

Part holonymacetate disk, phonograph recording disk

2. disc (shape) something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

SamplesThe moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky.

Synonymsdisk, saucer

Broader (hypernym)round shape

Narrower (hyponym)dot, intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk, point

3. disc (artifact) (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

Synonymsdisk, magnetic disc, magnetic disk

Broader (hypernym)memory device, storage device

Narrower (hyponym)diskette, fixed disk, floppy, floppy disk, hard disc, hard disk

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. disc (artifact) a flat circular plate


Broader (hypernym)circle, plate, round

Narrower (hyponym)acetate disk, brake disk, coin blank, deadeye, diaphragm, discus, Frisbee, hockey puck, phonograph recording disk, planchet, puck, saucer, token

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