What is disc?

  • (noun): Sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves.
    Synonyms: phonograph record, phonograph recording, record, disk, platter
    See also — Additional definitions below


A disc (International English) or disk (American English), from Latin discus which itself derives from Greek δίσκος, is a flat circular object. It may also refer to:

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Some articles on disc:

Disc - Other Uses
... Disc (band), an American experimental music band Disc (magazine), a British music magazine, at one time known as Disc and Music Echo Disc harrow, a farm implement Disc jockey, a person who selects and plays pre-r ...
Travis Walton - Background - Discovery in The Woods
... They drove closer and said they saw a large silvery disc hovering above a clearing and shining brightly ... the truck to a stop after which, they claim, Walton leaped from the truck and ran toward the disc ... The other men said they shouted at Walton to come back but that he continued toward the disc ...
Dodge Disc
... Dodge disc (or dodge Frisbee after the brand name) is a flying disc game, based on dodgeball but using a disc in place of the ball or balls ... As in dodgeball, if a player is hit by a disc and fails to catch it, then the player is "out" and exits the field of play ... If a player catches the thrown disc without its touching the ground, either before or after being hit by it, or before or after it hits another player, then the ...
Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection
... Child The Jimi Hendrix Collection (2001, MCA Records) is a two-disc set compilation ... The first disc contains studio recordings and the second disc contains live recordings ...
The Church (band) - Discography
... Gold Afternoon Fix (1990) Priest=Aura (1992) Note 2-disc version was released to include A Quick Smoke at Spot's Archives 1986-1990 (collection of otherwise unavailable original ... Hologram of Baal (1998) Note 2-disc version includes bonus disc Bastard Universe (1 long jam track) A Box of Birds (1999) (covers) After Everything ...

More definitions of "disc":

  • (noun): (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored.
    Synonyms: magnetic disk, magnetic disc, disk
  • (noun): Something with a round shape like a flat circular plate.
    Synonyms: disk, saucer
  • (noun): A flat circular plate.
    Synonyms: disk

Famous quotes containing the word disc:

    This is D.J., Disc Jockey to American turning off. Vietnam, hot dam.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.
    Jean Genet (1910–1986)

    “When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea?” O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.”
    William Blake (1757–1827)