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disc Idioms & Phrases


audio compact disc

  • noun compact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
    audio CD.
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cervical disc syndrome

  • noun an abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia
    cervical root syndrome.
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compact disc

  • noun a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
    CD; compact disk.
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compact disc read-only memory

  • noun a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
    CD-ROM.
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compact disc recordable

  • noun a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
    CD-R; CD-WO; compact disc recordable.
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compact disc write-once

  • noun a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
    CD-R; CD-WO; compact disc recordable.
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disc brake

  • noun hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to both sides of a spinning disk by the brake pads
    disk brake.
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disc drive

  • noun computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
    disk drive; hard drive; Winchester drive.
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disc harrow

  • noun a harrow with a series of disks set on edge at an angle
    disk harrow.
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disc jockey

  • noun a person who announces and plays popular recorded music
    dj; disk jockey.
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disc pack

  • noun (computer science) a portable pack of magnetic disks used in a disk storage device
    disk pack.
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disc space

  • noun (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk
    disk space.
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disc-jockey

  • verb comment on music to be played
    DJ; disk-jockey.
    • He has a job disk-jockeying on the weekend
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disc-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a flat circular shape
    disklike; discoidal; discoid; disk-shaped; disclike.
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germinal disc

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    blastodisc; blastoderm; germinal area.
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hard disc

  • noun a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit
    hard disk; fixed disk.
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herniated disc

  • noun a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region
    ruptured intervertebral disc; herniated disc.
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intervertebral disc

  • noun a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
    intervertebral disk.
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magnetic disc

  • noun (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
    disk; magnetic disk; disc.
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optic disc

  • noun the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light
    blind spot; optic disk.
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optical disc

  • noun a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface; is read with a laser that scans the surface
    optical disk.
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ruptured intervertebral disc

  • noun a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region
    ruptured intervertebral disc; herniated disc.
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slipped disc

  • noun a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region
    ruptured intervertebral disc; herniated disc.
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