floppy disk

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English[edit]

A 3½-inch floppy disk

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floppy disk (plural floppy disks)

  1. (computer hardware) A removable disk used for storing digital data, measuring between 2 and 8 inches diagonally and storing between 80 KB and 240 MB.
    • 1984, Venture (volume 6, part 1, page 142)
      A hacker starts with nothing but a dream and a floppy disk and presently finds himself in a business that's doubled and trebled.
    • 1994, Alexander John Anderson, Foundations of Computer Technology, CRC Press (→ISBN), page 107:
      The floppy disk itself is a magnetically coated flexible plastic disk which is mounted in a protective envelope and can be used as a mass data storage medium.

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  • Italian: floppy disk
  • Japanese: フロッピーディスク (furoppī disuku)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English floppy disk.

Noun[edit]

floppy disk m (invariable)

  1. floppy disk

Further reading[edit]

  • floppy disk in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana