Definition of disc noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also disk especially in North American English) noun
    BrE BrE//dɪsk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsk//
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  1. 1  a thin flat round object He wears an identity disc around his neck.
  2. 2  = CD This recording is available online or on disc.
  3. 3  (British English) a disk for a computer
  4. 4(old-fashioned) = record
  5. 5a structure made of cartilage between the bones of the back He's been off work with a slipped disc (= one that has moved from its correct position, causing pain).
  6. Word Originmid 17th cent. (originally referring to the seemingly flat circular form of the sun or moon): from French disque or Latin discus from Greek diskos.Extra examples He inserted the disc into the machine. He is one of the greatest opera singers on disc. He’s in bed with a slipped disc. I ejected the disc before the end. I have an old vinyl disc of her singing. I highly recommend this disc. She’s slipped a disc. The Prokofiev sonata comes first on the disc. The disc was released in 1998. a disc of Mozart quartets a disc of the two Mozart piano quartets In a total eclipse, the moon completely covers the disc of the sun.
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