disc-shaped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disc-shaped having a flat circular shape
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Usage

In literature:

Other months, too, were spent in finding out the proper size and shape for the air cavity in front of the disc.
"The History of the Telephone" by Herbert N. Casson
The next stage was to close the gap, leaving a ring with a crescent-shaped disc at one side.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
There is no such thing as a disc-shaped halo.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
The huge generator-like machines were disc-shaped.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
I saw a dot which I could imagine was a shape with discs along its edge, moving with high velocity.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
But suddenly the roaring shapes were little discs again.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Disciform: formed or shaped like a disc.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
A dark disc of triangular shape, the apex inverted, proclaims a break in the escarpment.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
In some leopards the spot is a solid round disc, like the shape of a coin.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
It looked like a disc all bent out of shape.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
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In news:

In 2002, engineers applied what they'd learned building the SC Johnson floor-cleaner to a disc-shaped bot they called the Roomba.
The 1947 crash of a disc-shaped aircraft in Roswell kicked off UFO speculation worldwide.
With the OCC Separator, these materials can be removed successfully through inline tri-shaped discs.
The moisture absorbent end piece has a dome-shaped tip and more than one projecting disc-like portion.
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In science:

The warp radius Rw is a key parameter for describing the disc shape.
Reprocessed emission from warped accretion discs induced by the Bardeen-Petterson effect
Both disc-shaped dots, in which the classical dynamics is regular, and stadium-shaped dots where the classical dynamics is chaotic were studied.
Electronic properties of mesoscopic graphene structures: charge confinement and control of spin and charge transport
As shown by the shape of the emitted lines gives information about the distance of the line to the black hole, the amount of gravitational redshift and the inclination of the accretion disc.
Experimental tests of pseudo-complex General Relativity
Thus, in pc-GR there is a ring-shaped area of unstable orbits with a stable zone in the middle around the central mass while in GR this area is a disc extending to the surface of the black hole with no stable zone below the last stable orbit.
Experimental tests of pseudo-complex General Relativity
In particular we examined how the power-law index of the disc surface-density proļ¬le enters in equations for the orbital shape and time evolution of the parameters.
An orbiter crossing an accretion disc
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