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"disk" in British English

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disknoun [C]

uk   /dɪsk/  us   /dɪsk/
B1 a ​flat, ​circulardevice that is used for ​storinginformation: Put the disk into the ​drive. I ​saved the ​photos onto a disk for you. a ​digital/​audio/​magnetic/​optical disk
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"disk" in American English

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disknoun [C]

(also disc)  us   /dɪsk/
a ​flat, ​circularobject: The dog’s ​name is on a ​metal disk ​attached to ​itscollar.
A disk is also a ​smallpiece of ​cartilage (= ​strong, ​elasticbodytissue) between the ​bones of a person’s back.
A disk is also a ​flat, ​circulardevice that has a ​magneticcovering and is used for ​storingcomputerinformation: a hard disk
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"disk" in Business English

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disknoun [C]

( UK also disc) uk   us   /dɪsk/ IT
(also magnetic disk) a ​flatcircularpiece of metal or ​plastic used for ​storinginformation on a ​computer: a computer/back-up disk The ​data has been ​automaticallystored on a back-up disk. This ​information can be ​accessedonline as well as on disk.disk space/storage Its more ​advancedfeaturesinclude disk ​compression to ​save disk ​space. transfer/​copy/​save sth to (a) disk
mainly US disc
(Definition of disk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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