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Disc

[disk]
Disc or disk may refer to:

Data storage

  • Aluminum disc, a magnetic recording disc used mainly for early radio recordings
  • Blu-ray Disc, a high-density optical disc intended mainly for video storage
  • Compact Disc, a form of optical disc used mainly for audio data
  • Disc film, a still-photography film format
  • Disk storage, a general category of data storage mechanisms
  • DVD, a form of optical disc used mainly for video and other data
  • Enhanced Versatile Disc, an optical medium-based digital audio/video format under development (shortform EVD)
  • Floppy disk, a magnetic data storage device using a flexible disc
  • Hard disk drive, a non-volatile magnetic data storage device
  • HD DVD, a high-density optical disc intended mainly for video storage
  • Laserdisc, the first commercial optical disc storage medium
  • MiniDisc, a magneto-optical disc-based data storage device
  • Optical disc, a polycarbonate disc
  • RAM disk, a volatile solid state drive
  • Transcription disc, a gramophone record
  • A generic name for secondary storage in a computer

Science

  • Accretion disk, diffuse material in orbital motion around a central body such as a star or black hole
  • Death Inducing Signaling Complex, in biology, a multi-protein complex formed by members of the death receptor family of apoptosis-inducing cellular receptors
  • Debris disk, a ring shaped circumstellar disk of dust and debris in orbit around a star
  • DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1), a human gene with a wide array of interactions
  • DISC assessment, in psychology, a group of psychometric tests based on the work of William Moulton Marston
  • Disc (galaxy), a disc-shaped group of stars
  • Disk (mathematics), the region in a plane surrounded by a circle
  • Intervertebral disc, in biology, part of the spine of an animal
  • Protoplanetary disk, a rotating disc of dense gas surrounding a newly formed star, a form of accretion disc
  • Scattered disc, a distant region of the Solar System thinly populated by icy minor planets
  • Unit disk, a disc (mathematics) with radius one

Motoring

  • Disc brake, a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel
  • Disc parking, a parking regulation with free parking when using a parking disc (clock disc)
  • Tax disc, a vehicle licence receipt placed inside the windscreen in the United Kingdom

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