disc

 , disk
 There is no special logic to which it is used in American English. Disc generally is used for contexts involving music and entertainment (compact disc, disc jockey, video disc) and in the contexts of machinery (disc brakes, disc harrow). Disk is preferred in anatomy (slipped disk) and computer storage (hard disk, floppy disk). In most situations, the best advice is to strive for consistency.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • disc — S3 also disk especially AmE [dısk] n 1.) a round flat shape or object ▪ three keys attached to a metal disc 2.) a ↑compact disc 3.) a record that you play on a ↑record play …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disc — disc; mini·disc; am·phi·disc; mono·disc; poly·disc; …   English syllables

  • Disc — (d[i^]sk), n. [See {Disk}, {Dish}.] A flat round plate; (Biol.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disc, a germinal disc, etc. Same as {Disk}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disc — Éditeur Loriciel Développeur Voir ci contre Date de sortie 1990 Genre Sport futuriste Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate forme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Disc'AZ — ou Disc Az est un label musical français, créé au début des années 1960, racheté par le groupe Universal[1]. Un de ses premiers directeurs a été Lucien Morisse, alors à la tête des programmes d Europe 1[2]. Notes et références ↑ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • disc — disc, disk The normal spelling in BrE changed from disk at the time of the original OED (1896) to disc by the time of OED2 (1989); in AmE it has remained disk. In computer terminology, however, the American spelling is dominant everywhere (as in… …   Modern English usage

  • Disc — Disc: Disc (журнал) DISC assesment См. также Disco Диск …   Википедия

  • Disc — bezeichnet: die britisch englische Schreibweise von Disk Die Abkürzung DISC steht für: Deutsche Internationale Schule Changchun Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit dems …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • disc — disc. См. диск. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • disc — disc. = band (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • disc- — pref. Variant of disco . * * * …   Universalium

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