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disk

noun [C] ( UK also disc)
 
 
/dɪsk/ IT
( also magnetic disk) a flat circular piece of metal or plastic used for storing information on a computer: a computer/back-up disk The data has been automatically stored on a back-up disk. This information can be accessed online as well as on disk.disk space/storage Its more advanced features include disk compression to save disk space. transfer/copy/save sth to (a) disk
mainly US disc
→  See also compact disc , floppy disk , hard disk
(Definition of disk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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