Example sentences for: diskette

How can you use “diskette” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The so-called diskette is a flat black square of rather tough plastic with a hole in the middle and an oblong slot on each of the flat sides; it is said to be 5¼ inches square, but that is a lie: as the only person who probably ever measured one of these things, I can tell you it is 5 3/16 inches square; that may seem irrelevant, but it is only the beginning of the Great Deception.

  • A diskette is also called a “floppy”; the reason for the name is not immediately apparent (nor why the item is called a “diskette”, for that matter), but all becomes clear.

  • The things done depend on what kind of program is on the diskette.

  • The so-called diskette is a flat black square sealed envelope of rather tough plastic with a hole in the middle and an oblong slot on each of the flat sides; it is said to be 5¼ inches square, but that is a lie: as the only person who probably ever measured one of these things, I can tell you it is 5 3/16 inches square; that may seem irrelevant, but it is only the beginning of the Great Deception.

  • If the diskette is placed in the slot of the machine, a motor engages the center of the disk inside and spins it around at a great speed so that portions of it are exposed through its oblong slot, allowing them to be “read” by some device inside the box.


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