floppy disk

(redirected from Floppy disc)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Floppy disc: Zip disc

floppy disk

a data storage device in which data is stored on a vinyl disk which is inserted in a COMPUTER'S disk drive to enable the computer to ‘read’ the information contained on it or to ‘write’ information onto it.
References in periodicals archive ?
The price for the print version, which contains a floppy disc ASCII version at no additional charge, is $119.95 plus a small shipping and handling charge.
The cost of the floppy disc and the accompanying guidance note will be [pounds]1800 for multiuse applications and [pounds]600 for single use applications.
Converting songs from your personal CD collection on to the Rio is like saving files from your hard drive on to a floppy disc. It takes about 3 minutes to download a 5-minute song, and when you're ready to change your selections, you can erase the contents and load new music.
Don't miss this week's four fabulous computer games on floppy disc or five games on CD-ROM - all for just pounds 1.99!
You can back up a team to a floppy disc but cannot save it as a different team through the program.
Additionally, the RT1600-5 version includes an optional floppy disc controller, which supports up to four floppy drives with capacities of 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, and 2.88MB.