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

  • n. A disk drive that reads data stored on hard disks. Also called hard disk drive.

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  • n. A device used for storing large amounts of data for a computer that persist while the computer is turned off.

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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Examples

  • If you wait to buy a computer with a hard drive that can hold 10 gigabytes, the 40-gigabyte model will come out six weeks later.

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  • “We added the phones to the dump,” Reese said, “and the Klub Kashmir hard drive in the subpoena.”

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  • Mr. Swagger, this hard drive is totally fried, near as I can tell.

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  • One recently developed HDTV camera, the Thomson Viper FilmStream, sports 9-megapixel (millions of pixels) CCDs (charged coupled devices, a silicon-based chip image technology), but must record the massive amounts of image data on a portable hard drive disk array, not videotape.

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  • He reinvited himself into the party planner's hard drive and plucked out the guest list.

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  • After digitally cropping the pictures, she printed those she needed, checked them again in case she wanted to change the parameters, then once she was satisfied with what would become the prints, she burned them onto CDs for her clients as well as kept copies on her hard drive and a separate CD for herself.

    Shiver

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