I. adjective Etymology: from the code name used by the original developer Date: 1973 relating to or being computer disk technology that permits high-density storage by sealing the rigid metal disks within the disk drive mechanism as protection against dust II. geographical name 1. city N Virginia population 23,585 2. city S England capital of Hampshire population 30,642

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