• WordNet 3.6
    • adj disc-shaped having a flat circular shape
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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
Disc (disk), the hymenial surface, usually cup-shaped.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The frond grows from a flat disc-shaped gemma, the two sides of which are alike.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
A confusion of blurred swaying shapes, and low-voiced, triumphant murmurs from our disc.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
They were disc shaped platforms of a strange lusterless metal.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun

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.

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 profile enters in equations for the orbital shape and time evolution of the parameters.
An orbiter crossing an accretion disc
Thus the toroidal region or the CENBOL of accretion disc not only emits high energy radiation, but its typical shape helps the radiation to be focussed on the axis of symmetry.
Generation and Acceleration of Jets from Effective Boundary Layer around Black Hole
However, the shape of the IR continuum spectrum of type 1 and type 2 ob jects, the appearance of the 10µm silicate features and the statistics of the two types of Seyfert galaxies, give strong support for a tapered disc geometry (see ER95 for detailed discussion).
Constraints on the nuclear emission from the Circinus galaxy: the torus
Accordingly, the IP5 continuum maps show an arc-shaped asymmetric structure in the disc side moving away from the secondary star with azimuthal width ∼ 90◦ and spanning a range of radii R = (0.2 − 0.4)RL1 .
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
Since it is not possible to recover the brightness distribution of disc regions for which there is no information in the shape of the light curve (e.g.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
There is no information in the eclipse shape about the brightness distribution of the disc regions not sampled by the grid of arcs.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
Therefore, a spiral arm in the disc side approaching the secondary star (the lower hemisphere of the maps in Fig. A.2) will not affect the shape of an eclipse light curve with the phase set of IP5 and will not be recovered by the eclipse mapping method.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
In summary, the simulations show that the eclipse mapping technique fails to recover structures in disc regions for which there is no information in the shape of the eclipse.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
Each of the elements is wedge-shaped and they are arranged radially on annuli centered on the the visible disc of the model.
A New Technique for Probing Convection in Pulsating White Dwarf Stars
Self-gravity has global consequences on the disc shape, influencing the location of its inner and outer edges, as well as the disc geometrical thickness (Karas, Hur´e & Semer´ak 2004).
Properties of vertically self-gravitating accretion discs with a dissipative corona
Intermediate state patterns in a disc-shaped lead single crystal upon flux penetration at T = 5 K.
Dynamic Formation of Metastable Intermediate State Patterns in Type-I Superconductors