Computers. a thin plastic disk coated with magnetic material, on which computer data and programs can be stored for later retrieval.
a flexible removable magnetic disk that stores information and can be used to store data for use in a microprocessor Also called diskette, flexible disk
floppy disk
A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used for storing data. Floppy disks were once the principal storage medium for personal computers, but inexpensive hard disks and writable compact disks have greatly diminished their role.


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