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HARD DRIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hard drive mean? 

HARD DRIVE (noun)
  The noun HARD DRIVE has 1 sense:

1. computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

  Familiarity information: HARD DRIVE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARD DRIVE (noun)


Sense 1hard drive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

disc drive; disk drive; hard drive; Winchester drive

Hypernyms ("hard drive" is a kind of...):

drive ((computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium)

Meronyms (parts of "hard drive"):

fixed disk; hard disc; hard disk (a rigid magnetic disk mounted permanently in a drive unit)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


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