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[disk]
(astronomy)

DISC

[disk]
(engineering)

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disc
disc
i. The imaginary surface swept by the rotor blades during their rotation.
ii. That portion of the compressor or the turbine to which blades are attached.

disc

(storage, spelling)
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".

disc

An alternate spelling for disk with a "k." Some computer manufacturers use this spelling for magnetic disks, but "disc" usually refers to optical media, such as CDs and DVDs.

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Disc ("c") refers to pure optical media, and disk ("k") refers to magnetic hard disks and floppy disks as well as to disks that use a combination of magnetic and optical technologies (see magneto-optic disk).
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936 election applies or (4) a domestic international sales corporation (DISC) or former DISC.
927(e), which limit the amount of foreign-source income on FSC transactions to the analogous amount that would have been earned under the corresponding domestic international sales corporation (DISC) pricing rules, apply to transactions other than the sales of export property (such as lease, license or service giving rise to foreign trading gross receipts of FSCs) and commission agent FSCs.
was involved in the most notable redetermination of domestic international sales corporation and FSC commissions in 1994, resulting in a tax refund of over $350 million.
A similar study, interest-charge domestic international sales corporations (IC-DISCs), is prepared approximately every four years.