disk-shaped

Definitions

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

In literature:

The blood consists of cells, or minute disk-shaped corpuscles, floating in a watery fluid, or serum.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
On the tongue an inky shape appeared; it lifted itself from the abyss, rushed upon the disk and took form.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
The red corpuscles are circular disks about 1/3200 of an inch in diameter, and double concave in shape.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The end disks should be dish shaped, as shown.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885" by Various
The disk containing the enameled letters is taken at the end of a long iron handle and carefully placed in a dome-shaped muffle.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
It was disk-shaped, sandy, and flat, about a quarter of a mile in diameter.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
This land would take a good deal of disking to get it into shape.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
At the summit of the disk it is conical in shape.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
The disks are covered on both sides with a copper plate of the same shape, and punched with blind punches.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
She held up a disk-shaped bronze medallion on a silver chain.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Disc (disk), the hymenial surface, usually cup-shaped.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
While some species are circular and more or less disk-shaped, others are oval in outline.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The stone mace head was a sharp-edged disk (3), in the prehistoric from 31-40 sequence date; of the pear shape (4) from S.D.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
A disk-shaped head having four cutters is illustrated in Fig.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
Moulded tallow served as fuel in a crescent-shaped disk of tin, in which carefully prepared moss was crushed and arranged as a wick.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
On the disk between, and slightly below the level of, the spiracles is a large brown triangular or V-shaped mark.
"Journal of Entomology and Zoology" by Horace Gunthorp
These blocks are roughly sliced and cut into shape by a rotating metal disk charged with diamond dust.
"The Woman's Part" by L. K. Yates
Calyx bell-shaped or soon urn-shaped, lined above the ovary with an adherent disk which has a 5-lobed free border.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
This consisted of a small brown disk having a half-moon shape opening at the top.
"The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori
The depth at each of these tags may be obtained by a light wooden staff, with a disk-shaped shoe 4 to 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Photographers can fashion the blank disks into their own custom shaped apertures using a shaped paper punch (available at craft stores) or a sharp knife.
With the Lensbaby Creative Aperture Disks, points of light in out-of-focus areas of the photo take on the shape of the hole in the aperture disk.
Photographers can fashion the blank disks into their own custom shaped apertures using a shaped paper punch (which can be found in craft stores) or a sharp knife.
With the Lensbaby Creative Aperture Disks, points of light in out of focus areas of the photo take on the shape of the hole in the aperture disk.
The lamprey uses its disk-shaped mouth and sharp teeth to fasten onto fish and suck out their bodily fluids.
Dwight Howards says he's "not in terrific shape" after having back surgery last April to repair a herniated disk.
An orbital plane is a flat, disk-shaped space that connects the center of the object being orbited with the center of orbiting objects.
Patty pans are disk-shaped, convex on both sides with a scalloped border, giving them the appearance of a plate or a flying saucer - an odd, fun, UFO shape kids find fascinating.
We got some of those disk shaped things, I forget their names, drove out to a park and spent a few hours sliding down hills and climbing back up them.
Smooth-skinned and warty, stripped and speckled, salami and disk-shaped, dwarf and giant – the gourd family delights the eyes with its beauty and variety.
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In science:

The phase transition leads to an initial shape of a disk slightly tilted away from the beam axis.
Hydrodynamical description of collective flow
It works for wavelengths shorter (preferably: much shorter) than its radius. A circular disk made of wires (a “spidernet”, Fig. 2) can be kept in shape by spinning, and it acts as a reflector for waves whose wavelength is longer than the wire mesh spacing.
Motivation and possibilities of affordable low-frequency radio interferometry in space
The saddle-shape used for the the inner edge of the disk.
Simultaneous ASCA and HST/GHRS observations of Cygnus X-2/V1341 Cygni
A useful diagnostics to probe the kinematical properties of FU Orionis disks is provided by the shape of the observed line profiles.
Probing the rotation curve of the outer accretion disk in FU Orionis objects with long-wavelength spectroscopy
A similar plot for the case in which rs ≈ 36 AU would again show, as expected, no significant differences in the shape of the line profiles between the strictly Keplerian model and the self-gravitating disk model.
Probing the rotation curve of the outer accretion disk in FU Orionis objects with long-wavelength spectroscopy
The general features of the shape of the lines are similar to the case of absorption: the lines are broader in the self-gravitating case than the corresponding lines in Keplerian disks, and they are often double-peaked, also in cases where the Keplerian lines are single-peaked.
Probing the rotation curve of the outer accretion disk in FU Orionis objects with long-wavelength spectroscopy
The beamed continuum emission from relativistic jet plasma can illuminate atomic material moving in a sub-relativistic outflow from the nucleus, producing broad line emission in a conically shaped region located at a significant distance above the accretion disk .
Extragalactic Relativistic Jets and Nuclear Regions in Galaxies
When the opacity of the disk cannot be ignored, as is likely to be the case in Sgr A* at submillimeter wavelengths, this to will alter the shape and position of the silhouette.
Testing General Relativity with High-Resolution Imaging of Sgr A*
Topics on which multiple papers were indexed included the nature and origin of the stellar populations in halos, bulges, thick and thin disks (perhaps not the same for all spirals); properties of spiral arms (including spacing of molecular clouds along them); disk warps and their causes; bars; and halo shapes.
Astrophysics in 2006
The variations in the shape of the Hα pro file support the recon figuration of the Be disk.
Recent RXTE/ASM and ROTSEIIId Observations of EXO 2030+375
This operator uses a disk structuring element with sizable radius to select the prominent peaks with base sizes larger than the structuring disk element. A shape constraint can also be included in the structuring element.
On the Latitude Distribution of the Polar Magnetic Flux as Observed by SOLIS-VSM
In this paper we consider two possible shapes of SED first: a single power-law roughly representing the spectra of Seyfert galaxies, and second: a double power-law representing the spectra of disk dominated bright quasars.
How to estimate the distance to the Warm Absorber in AGN from photoionized models
This means that even ignoring the disk component, the HID would have a similar shape, although the source would never reach very soft values of hardness.
States and transitions in black-hole binaries
They can also determine the shape of the field, its connection to the disk, etc., and work just as well when a/M approaches unity as when it approaches zero.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
We place a square-shaped window at three different locations, providing viewing angles of 0◦ , 60◦ , and 75◦ with respect to the disk’s rotational axis, while the azimuthal direction is chosen perpendicular to the kick.
Post-merger electromagnetic emissions from disks perturbed by binary black holes
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