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08-17-2005, 11:28 AM
i'm going to have to look that one up when i get home, because online it says:
from Houghton Mifflin:
disk also disc (dĭsk)
A thin, flat, circular object or plate.
Something resembling such an object: The moon's disk was reflected in the pond.
The disk used in a disc brake.
A disk used on a disk harrow.
A round, flattened, platelike structure in an animal, such as an intervertebral disk.
Botany. The enlarged area bearing numerous tiny flowers, as in the flower head of composite plants, such as the daisy. Also called discus.
A magnetic disk, such as a floppy disk or hard disk.
The data stored on such a disk: read the disk that came with the manual.
An optical disk, especially a compact disk. See Usage Note at compact disk.
A phonograph record.
A circular grid in a phototypesetting machine.
and from Merriam-Webster:
Main Entry: 1disk
Variant(s): or disc /'disk/
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Latin discus -- more at DISH
1 a : the seemingly flat figure of a celestial body <the solar disk> b archaic : DISCUS
2 : any of various rounded and flattened animal anatomical structures (as an intervertebral disk) -- compare SLIPPED DISK
3 : the central part of the flower head of a typical composite made up of closely packed tubular flowers
4 a : a thin circular object b usually disc : a phonograph record c : a round flat plate coated with a magnetic substance on which data for a computer is stored d usually disc : OPTICAL DISK: as (1) : VIDEODISC (2) : COMPACT DISC
5 usually disc : one of the concave circular steel tools with sharpened edge making up the working part of a disc harrow or plow; also : an implement employing such tools
- disk·like /-"lIk/ adjective
From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!