Updated: 04/12/2021 by Computer Hope

Disc may refer to any of the following:

Computer compact disc aka CD

1. Optical data storage device that is round, flat, and ridged that is written to using a laser. An examples of a disc is a Blu-ray, CD (compact disc), and a DVD (digital versatile disc).


When discussing a disk or diskette, you're referring to a floppy diskette or hard disk. However, when discussing an optical disc (e.g., Blu-ray, CD, or DVD), use "disc." For example, "Have you seen the Blu-ray disc?"

2. Disc is an abbreviation sometimes used for Discord that sometimes is preceded by several numbers and letters to indicate the Discord channel.

CD terms, Disc jockey, Disk