Glossary for Geospatial Science

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floppy disks, floppies, diskettes, or flexible disks:† A thin, flexible magnetic disk for computer program and data files.† Floppies are inserted into a computerís floppy disk drive much like a cassette tape is loaded into a tape player.† Floppy disks come in different sizes and capacities, and must be used in the right kind of drive and computer.† Floppies are slower and hold less data than a hard disk.† (See also: hard disk, RAM disk.)