from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending to flop; loose and flexible. See Synonyms at limp.
- n. A floppy disk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible.
- n. A floppy disk
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Having a tendency to flop or flap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a tendency to flop or flap; flapping: as, a floppy hat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. hanging limply
- n. a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer
I use the term floppy because, well, they are, for one thing and also, to differentiate between monthly, floppy comics and the world's comics of preference, those with a spine and (usually) a complete story, graphic novels.
The 3. 5in floppy disk, once an icon of the computer age, is to be cleared from the shelves of PC World as demand for disks plummets.
I don't normally go outside in floppy pants and a sweatshirt.
In your case John, I think a 3 floppy is more appropriate.
A shrink-wrapped version of Windows 95 on floppy, is included with the laptop.
Perhaps a “me day” every so often is not out of order, a day to wander around the house in floppy yoga pants and yellow slipper socks, a day to eat only toast with honey or chocolate cake if those are the things the palate desires, a day to have an open book on every comfy chair in the house, ready to be picked up as you amble through the room, a day of not answering telephones, not paying bills, not reading the mail.
That's what one recent study has found with regard to a rare eye disorder called floppy eyelid syndrome
Therefore a “blank” floppy, which is known to be “blank”, contains zero Shannon bits of information.
A style guide is also helpful: “Is it called a floppy disc or a diskette?”.
It used the newest technology of the day, called floppy discs, and the operating system was made by a little company in Seattle named Microsoft.
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