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disc

  
,   (now esp. U.S.)   disk  
      n  
1    a flat circular plate  
2    something resembling or appearing to resemble this  
the sun's disc     
3       another word for (gramophone)       record  
4      (Anatomy)   any approximately circular flat structure in the body, esp. an intervertebral disc  
5   
a    the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy  
b    (as modifier)  
a disc flower     
6    the middle part of the lip of an orchid  
7   
a      (Also called)    parking disc   a marker or device for display in a parked vehicle showing the time of arrival or the latest permitted time of departure or both  
b    (as modifier)  
a disc zone, disc parking     
8      (Computing)      a variant spelling of       disk       2  
      vb  
9    to work (land) with a disc harrow  
     (C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit)  


black disc  
      n   a conventional black vinyl gramophone record as opposed to a compact disc  
compact disc  
      n   a small digital audio disc on which sound is recorded as a series of metallic pits enclosed in PVC; the disc is spun by the compact disc player and read by an optical laser system,   (Also called)    compact audio disc     (Abbrevs.)    CD, CAD  
compact disc player  
      n   a machine with a laser beam for playing compact discs  
compact video disc  
      n   a compact laser disc that plays both pictures and sound,   (Abbrev.)    CDV  
disc.  
      abbrev. for  
1    discount  
2    discovered  
disc brake  
      n   a type of brake in which two calliper-operated pads rub against a flat disc attached to the wheel hub when the brake is applied  
disc flower   , floret  
      n   any of the small tubular flowers at the centre of the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy  
   Compare       ray flower  
disc harrow  
      n   a harrow with sharp-edged slightly concave discs mounted on horizontal shafts and used to cut clods or debris on the surface of the soil or to cover seed after planting  
disc jockey  
      n   a person who announces and plays recorded music, esp. pop music, on a radio programme, etc.,   (Abbrevs.)    DJ, dj  
disc plough  
      n   a plough that cuts by means of revolving steel discs  
disc wheel  
      n   a road wheel of a motor vehicle that has a round pressed disc in place of spokes  
   Compare       wire wheel  
gold disc  
      n  
a    (in Britain) an LP record certified to have sold 250000 copies or a single certified to have sold 500000 copies  
b    (in the U.S.) an LP record or single certified to have sold 1000000 copies or a single certified to have sold 500000 copies  
   Compare       silver disc       platinum disc  
intervertebral disc  
      n   any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers  
optical disc  
      n     (Computing)   an inflexible disc on which information is stored in digital form by laser technology,   (Also called)    video disc  
optic disc  
      n   a small oval-shaped area on the retina marking the site of entrance into the eyeball of the optic nerve  
   See       blind spot       1  
parking disc  
      n      See       disc       7a  
platinum disc  
      n  
a    (in Britain) an album certified to have sold 300000 copies or a single certified to have sold 600000 copies  
b    (in the U.S.) an album or single certified to have sold one million copies  
   Compare       gold disc       silver disc  
Rayleigh disc  
      n   a small light disc suspended in the path of a sound wave, used to measure the intensity of the sound by analysing the resulting deflection of the disc  
silver disc  
      n   (in Britain) an album certified to have sold 60000 copies or a single certified to have sold 200000 copies  
   Compare       gold disc       platinum disc  
slipped disc  
      n     (Pathol)   a herniated intervertebral disc, often resulting in pain because of pressure on the spinal nerves  
sun disc  
      n   a disc symbolizing the sun, esp. one flanked by two serpents and the extended wings of a vulture, used as a religious figure in ancient Egypt  
tax disc  
      n   a paper disc displayed on the windscreen of a motor vehicle showing that the tax due on it has been paid  
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record  
      n  
1    an account in permanent form, esp. in writing, preserving knowledge or information about facts or events  
2    a written account of some transaction that serves as legal evidence of the transaction  
3    a written official report of the proceedings of a court of justice or legislative body, including the judgments given or enactments made  
4    anything serving as evidence or as a memorial  
the First World War is a record of human folly     
5    often pl   information or data on a specific subject collected methodically over a long period  
weather records     
6   
a    the best or most outstanding amount, rate, height, etc., ever attained, as in some field of sport  
an Olympic record, a world record, to break the record for the long jump     
b    (as modifier)  
a record time     
7    the sum of one's recognized achievements, career, or performance  
the officer has an excellent record     
8    a list of crimes of which an accused person has previously been convicted, which are known to the police but may only be disclosed to a court in certain circumstances  
9    have a record   to be a known criminal; have a previous conviction or convictions  
10      (Also called)    gramophone record, disc          a thin disc of a plastic material upon which sound has been recorded. Each side has a spiral groove, which undulates in accordance with the frequency and amplitude of the sound. Records were formerly made from a shellac-based compound but are now usually made from vinyl plastics  
11    the markings made by a recording instrument such as a seismograph  
12      (Computing)   a group of data or piece of information preserved as a unit in machine-readable form  
13    (in some computer languages) a data structure designed to allow the handling of groups of related pieces of information as though the group was a single entity  
14    for the record   for the sake of strict factual accuracy  
15    go on record   to state one's views publicly  
16       See       off the record  
17    on record  
a    stated in a public document  
b    publicly known  
18    set or put the record straight   to correct an error or misunderstanding  
      vb   mainly tr  
19    to set down in some permanent form so as to preserve the true facts of  
to record the minutes of a meeting     
20    to contain or serve to relate (facts, information, etc.)  
21    to indicate, show, or register  
his face recorded his disappointment     
22    to remain as or afford evidence of  
these ruins record the life of the Romans in Britain     
23    also intr   to make a recording of (music, speech, etc.) for reproduction, esp. on a record player or tape recorder, or for later broadcasting  
24    also intr   (of an instrument) to register or indicate (information) on a scale  
the barometer recorded a low pressure     
     (C13: from Old French recorder to call to mind, from Latin recordari to remember, from re- + cor heart)  
  recordable      adj  


black disc  
      n   a conventional black vinyl gramophone record as opposed to a compact disc  
compact disc  
      n   a small digital audio disc on which sound is recorded as a series of metallic pits enclosed in PVC; the disc is spun by the compact disc player and read by an optical laser system,   (Also called)    compact audio disc     (Abbrevs.)    CD, CAD  
compact disc player  
      n   a machine with a laser beam for playing compact discs  
compact video disc  
      n   a compact laser disc that plays both pictures and sound,   (Abbrev.)    CDV  
disc          ,   (now esp. U.S.)   disk  
      n  
1    a flat circular plate  
2    something resembling or appearing to resemble this  
the sun's disc     
3       another word for (gramophone)       record  
4      (Anatomy)   any approximately circular flat structure in the body, esp. an intervertebral disc  
5   
a    the flat receptacle of composite flowers, such as the daisy  
b    (as modifier)  
a disc flower     
6    the middle part of the lip of an orchid  
7   
a      (Also called)    parking disc   a marker or device for display in a parked vehicle showing the time of arrival or the latest permitted time of departure or both  
b    (as modifier)  
a disc zone, disc parking     
8      (Computing)      a variant spelling of       disk       2  
      vb  
9    to work (land) with a disc harrow  
     (C18: from Latin discus, from Greek diskos quoit)  
disc.  
      abbrev. for  
1    discount  
2    discovered  
disc brake  
      n   a type of brake in which two calliper-operated pads rub against a flat disc attached to the wheel hub when the brake is applied  
disc flower   , floret  
      n   any of the small tubular flowers at the centre of the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy  
   Compare       ray flower  
disc harrow  
      n   a harrow with sharp-edged slightly concave discs mounted on horizontal shafts and used to cut clods or debris on the surface of the soil or to cover seed after planting  
disc jockey  
      n   a person who announces and plays recorded music, esp. pop music, on a radio programme, etc.,   (Abbrevs.)    DJ, dj  
disc plough  
      n   a plough that cuts by means of revolving steel discs  
disc wheel  
      n   a road wheel of a motor vehicle that has a round pressed disc in place of spokes  
   Compare       wire wheel  
gold disc  
      n  
a    (in Britain) an LP record certified to have sold 250000 copies or a single certified to have sold 500000 copies  
b    (in the U.S.) an LP record or single certified to have sold 1000000 copies or a single certified to have sold 500000 copies  
   Compare       silver disc       platinum disc  
intervertebral disc  
      n   any of the cartilaginous discs between individual vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers  
optical disc  
      n     (Computing)   an inflexible disc on which information is stored in digital form by laser technology,   (Also called)    video disc  
optic disc  
      n   a small oval-shaped area on the retina marking the site of entrance into the eyeball of the optic nerve  
   See       blind spot       1  
parking disc  
      n      See        disc              7a  
platinum disc  
      n  
a    (in Britain) an album certified to have sold 300000 copies or a single certified to have sold 600000 copies  
b    (in the U.S.) an album or single certified to have sold one million copies  
   Compare       gold disc       silver disc  
Rayleigh disc  
      n   a small light disc suspended in the path of a sound wave, used to measure the intensity of the sound by analysing the resulting deflection of the disc  
silver disc  
      n   (in Britain) an album certified to have sold 60000 copies or a single certified to have sold 200000 copies  
   Compare       gold disc       platinum disc  
slipped disc  
      n     (Pathol)   a herniated intervertebral disc, often resulting in pain because of pressure on the spinal nerves  
sun disc  
      n   a disc symbolizing the sun, esp. one flanked by two serpents and the extended wings of a vulture, used as a religious figure in ancient Egypt  
tax disc  
      n   a paper disc displayed on the windscreen of a motor vehicle showing that the tax due on it has been paid  

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disc

  
, disk  
1    circle, discus, plate, saucer  
2    gramophone record, phonograph record     (U.S. & Canad.)   platter     (U.S. slang)   record, vinyl  

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