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a disk that contains a program for starting a computer and the operating system software
a computer disk such as a hard disk or DVD
computing a flat circular object such as a hard disk, DVD etc on which information from a computer can be stored
a double-density disk holds twice the amount of information as a standard disk
a small plastic disk drive that stores information and that you can carry around with you. You connect the flash drive to a computer when you want to use the information.
a type of computer memory that does not lose information when electrical power stops being available and from which you can erase (=get rid of) information and then program it again
a small square plastic object used in the past for copying information from a computer. A floppy disk was often simply called a floppy.
computing the original disc from which other copies of a CD-ROM are made
a small disk drive that can store information for use in electronic equipment and that you carry around with you
a thin flat round piece of plastic that stores information such as music or written words that can be read using a laser (=powerful narrow light). Optical disks include CD-ROMs and laserdiscs.
a rewritable disk can be written on many times
read-only memory: computer memory that is permanent and cannot be changed. Computer memory where you can save and change information is called RAM.
the main directory (=place where files are stored) that contains all the other directories in a system of organizing information
single inline memory module: a part that is attached to the motherboard of a computer to add memory
one small area in a computer where information is stored, or a list of the files and programs stored there. A subdirectory is in a directory, often with other subdirectories
a disk that holds the system software
space on a computer’s hard drive that the software can use as a temporary place to store information
a small disk drive that can store information from a computer and that you can carry around with you
giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friendsBuzzWord Article
a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightednessadd a word