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Definition of "diskette" [diskette]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diskette" in a sentence
  • "The so-called diskette is a flat black square of rather tough plastic with a hole in the middle and an oblong slot on each of the flat sides; it is said to be 51/4 inches square, but that is a lie: as the only person who probably ever measured one of these things, I can tell you it is 5 3/16 inches square; that may seem irrelevant, but it is only the beginning of the Great Deception."
  • "In case you're wondering - I prefer the term 'diskette' for the 3.5 "variants, and reserve the term 'floppy' for the 5.25" and 8 "variants, for obvious reasons."
  • "An electronic file (email attachment or diskette) of the calendar is available in Microsoft Word format for $10.00."