• (noun): A small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer.
    Example: "Floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"
    Synonyms: diskette, floppy disk
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on floppy:

History Of The Floppy Disk
... Over the history of the floppy disk, a number of different formats were used ... Floppy disks have now been largely superseded by other storage media and by network file transfer ...
Mtools - Usage
... The following refers to mtools usage in floppy images ... for virtual machines such as Qemu or VirtualBox.) Copying a file to floppy image $ mcopy -i Disk.img file_source file_target Copying a file from floppy image to the current directory $ mcopy -i Disk.img file_source ...
... Superformatting is the process of formatting a floppy disk at a capacity that the disk is not designed for ... It can ruin a floppy disk, but it is used in some floppy-based Linux distros to increase the room for applications and utilities ...
San Disk Cruzer - Comparison With Other Portable Storage - Floppy Disk
... Floppy disk drives are rarely fitted to modern computers and are obsolete for normal purposes, although internal and external drives can be fitted if required ... Floppy disks may be the method of choice for transferring data to and from very old computers without USB or booting from floppy disks, and so they are sometimes used to change the firmware on ... Yamaha music keyboards are also dependent on floppy disks, which require computers to process them ...
Semi-virtual Diskette
... small hobbyist hardware device that emulates a floppy drive and floppy disk ... Images of Floppy disks are uploaded to the SVD through a personal computer's serial port ... Unlike using floppy images with emulators running the software on a PC, the SVD is used with physical hardware ...

More definitions of "floppy":

  • (adj): Hanging limply.
    Example: "A spaniel with floppy ears"