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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Answer: I suspect that you have bought 720K diskettes.
▪ Disknet gives the user no other choice than to stick to a routine of checking each incoming diskette for viruses.
▪ Font adjustments are made by using the Printer program supplied with your WordPerfect diskettes.
▪ The double density diskettes will hold 720K of information, the high density diskettes 1.4M of data.
▪ The group for which we were doing the development work brought in a test set on a diskette.
▪ Your sole and exclusive remedy in the event of a defect is expressly limited to replacement of the diskette as provided above.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

magnetic disc \magnetic disc\, magnetic disk \magnetic disk\n. A ditical memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored; a hard disk, floppy disk, and diskette are typically magnetic disks.

Syn: disk, disc.


diskette \diskette\ n. (Computers) a data-storage medium consisting of a small plastic disk coated with a thin layer of magnetizable material on one or both sides, enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit. It is used in a specially designed disk drive, in which the disk is rotated at high speed, and which stores data on the disk by causing changes in the direction of magnetization of the magnetic layer as the disk spins and as sequential locations on the disk pass under the read-write head of the drive. Reading of the data occurs in the reverse process, by detection of the patterns of magnetization of the disk. Such disks are used to store data or programs for a microcomputer.

Syn: floppy, floppy disk.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"floppy disk," 1973, from disk with diminutive suffix -ette.


n. 1 (context computing English) A small, flexible, magnetic disk for storage and retrieval of data. 2 (context computing dated English) an 8-inch floppy disk


n. a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer; "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price" [syn: floppy, floppy disk]

Usage examples of "diskette".

Slowly she scrolled through the diskette, past stern memos to partners about collecting their receivables and crisp thank-you notes for Christmas gifts.

Maggie dug into the pocket of her cardigan and came out with a computer diskette.

Just to play it safe, she lightly tapped a paperweight upon her desk: a green, translucent pyramid, about the size of three computer diskettes stacked against each other.

Of Delawareans that still believed Virtual-Reality pornography even though it'd been found to cause bleeding from the eye-corners and real-world permanent impotence was still the key to Shrangi-la and believed that some sort of perfect piece of digito-holographic porn was circulating somewhere in the form of a bootleg Write-Protect-notched software diskette and devoted their cultic lives to snuffling around trying to get hold of the virtual kamasupra diskette and getting together in dim Wilmington-area venues and talking very obliquely about rumors of where and just what the software was and how their snufflings for it were going, and watching Virtual fuckfilms and mopping the corner of their eyes, etc.

It may be copied, be it in binary or in printed form, and distributed in its original form and content over Bulletin Board Systems and/or other public or private libraries as long as no fee of any kind is charged for it (this also includes the prices for commercially sold Public Domain or Shareware Diskettes or CD ROMs).

As he was standing at a supermarket checkout counter, examining the computer and the file box of twenty software diskettes that had been removed from the back of the Range Rover, Roy remembered Mama.

Near the base of the brass gooseneck lamp were two computer diskettes.

Even before it was airborne, he pulled the portable computer onto his lap, plugged in a diskette handed to him by the pilot, and began checking the equipment that was already on the StarLifter, from the weapons to clothing and uniforms of what were considered powder-keg foreign nations, countries where on-site intelligence might be necessary on short notice: China, Russia, and several Middle Eastern and Latin American nations.

It's totally random, and therefore it's theoretically unbreakable--- unless somebody screws up and reuses a segment of it, but with approximately six hundred forty-seven million transpositions on every daily CD-ROM diskette, that's not very likely.

It's totally random, and therefore it's theoretically unbreakable -- unless somebody screws up and reuses a segment of it, but with approximately six hundred forty-seven million transpositions on every daily CD-ROM diskette, that's not very likely.