from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Computer Science A device that reads data stored on a magnetic or optical disk and writes data onto the disk for storage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a computer drive that reads a computer storage medium the shape of a disc

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it


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