- a phonograph record
- optical disc
- Biol. any disk-shaped part or structure
A pile of discs.
An example of a disc is a CD.
- (law) Abbreviation of discount.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Case Names and Institutional Authors in Citations", Table T6, p. 430-431.
See usage notes at the disk entry.
Latin discus through French disque
disc - Computer Definition
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. In this Encyclopedia... 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).
disc - Medical Definition
- The prisoner stepped into it, the disc soaring away once more.
- She was about to object when the disc beneath his feet levitated and launched them into the air.
- When Snow stepped in on disc number three, he knew that too— the date of the jam, who was on vibes, snares and keyboard.
- A waist-high bathtub and a round disc serving as an alien toilet, also waist-high, were on one wall.
- He and Fred did not enjoy the same music so when both were home the five-disc machine usually contained two jazz selections for Dean, two country and western for Fred, and a pop group neither liked but both could tolerate.