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
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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
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