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disc

[disk]
(astronomy)

DISC

[disk]
(engineering)

disc

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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Before "Steady" Ed Headrick established the first disc golf courses in the mid-1970s, "courses" involved throwing flying discs at "natural" markers, such as fire hydrants, drinking fountains, and outdoor trash cans.
The world's first BD drive for notebook PCs is only 12.7-mm high and can record and playback the three generations of optical discs. It supports single-layer 25 GB and single-sided, dual-layer 50 GB BDs.
Interested parties can obtain the format specification by contacting the Blu-ray Disc License Agent (agent@blu-raydisc.info / fax: +81 3 5769 5727) and executing the required license agreement.
Even Claude Debussy made a few discs in 1904, but not as a soloist.
Labeling these drives E-J, the E and F drives have tax preparation, forms and planning software, while drive G has the practitioner's favorite tax research product, and the remaining three drives have the archival discs with cases, rulings, etc.
When examining the relationship between the initial adhesion and the overcured adhesion to rubber achieved by a vulcanizing effected at a high temperature for a long time (180 [degrees] C, 60 minutes), and the disc fatigue (at [120 degrees C]) shown in figure 3, the disc fatigue and the heat resistance adhesion exhibited the same tendency and were plotted on the same adhesion-fatigue curve.
Referring to SAS disc drives, Craig Butler at IBM states, "The drives will become standard on servers by 2006".
Army has enlisted Disc Marketing to test Enhanced CDs as a means of extending the reach and increasing the impact of its existing marketing programs," said Tena Clark, CEO of Disc Marketing.
He says this could be alleviated by modifying today's "jewel-box" package design or reinforcing the disc hub.
All offer higher flow than standard disc resins to control birefringence and dishing and to ease replication of the smaller and more closely placed pits in the thinner discs.
Verbatim further enhances the value of its 4.7GB DVD-R discs with a lifetime warranty.
The most basic version would be a single-sided SD digital video disc (DVD) with 5 GB capacity - 7.5 times as much as conventional CDs.