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Meaning of "microdrive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MICRODRIVE

microdrive  [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdraɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MICRODRIVE

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conjunction
determiner
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Microdrive is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MICRODRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

microdrive

Microdrive

Microdrive is a brand name for a miniature, 1-inch hard disk designed to fit in a CompactFlash Type II slot. The release of similar drives by other makers has led to them often being referred to as 'microdrives'. However, 'microdrive' is not a genericized trademark and manufacturers other than IBM up to 2003 and Hitachi after, do not officially refer to these drives as Microdrives. Some other companies such as Sony have licensed the name and sell re-branded versions, others such as Seagate have their own designs which fit in the same form factor. Front view of a Seagate brand Microdrive. This particular device was removed from an Apple iPod mini, and is intended only for embedded use. Same Seagate device, however, rear view. Note the Apple Inc. logo on the lower left side of the label. See this image of an iPod mini with Microdrive intact. These drives fit into any CompactFlash II slot; however, they may consume more power than flash memory and therefore may not work in some low-power devices. Nevertheless, they have some benefits over flash memory in terms of the way data is stored and manipulated.

Definition of microdrive in the English dictionary

The definition of microdrive in the dictionary is a type of memory card that has moving parts and can store large amounts of data.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MICRODRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
co-drive
ˌkəʊˈdraɪv
contrive
kənˈtraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
drive
draɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
posidrive
ˈpɒzɪˌdraɪv
redrive
riːˈdraɪv
rive
raɪv
shrive
ʃraɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv
waterdrive
ˈwɔːtərˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MICRODRIVE

microcurie
microcyte
microcytic
microdermabrasion
microdetection
microdetector
microdissection
microdont
microdontous
microdot
microdrone
microearthquake
microeconomic
microeconomics
microelectrode
microelectronic
microelectronically
microelectronics
microelement
microenvironment

WORDS THAT END LIKE MICRODRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
CD-ROM drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
self-drive
sex drive
test drive
test-drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of microdrive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «microdrive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MICRODRIVE

Find out the translation of microdrive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of microdrive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «microdrive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微硬盘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

microdrive
570 millions of speakers

English

microdrive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

microdrive
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مايكرو محرك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Микродиск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

microdrive
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

microdrive
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

microdrive
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Microdrive
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Microdrive
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マイクロドライブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마이크로 드라이브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Microdrive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Microdrive
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மைக்ரோடிரைவ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मायक्रोोड्रायव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Microdrive
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

microdrive
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Microdrive
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мікродиски
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Microdrive
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

microdrive
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Drive
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Microdrive
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Microdrive
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of microdrive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MICRODRIVE»

The term «microdrive» is regularly used and occupies the 105.257 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MICRODRIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about microdrive

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MICRODRIVE»

Discover the use of microdrive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to microdrive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Scientist
The key was last week's introduction of the Microdrive, an accessory that stores programs for the spectrum home computer on a continuous loop of tape. The Microdrive will be even more important when Sinclair launches a small business  ...
2
Financial Management: Theory & Practice
If there is a financing deficit, MicroDrive will not be able to afford its operating plan; if there is a financing surplus, MicroDrive must use it in some manner. Therefore, a realistic projection requires balance sheets that balance. The first step in ...
Eugene Brigham, Michael Ehrhardt, 2013
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SD Card Projects Using the PIC Microcontroller
Microdrive is basically a hard disk designed to fit into a Type II CF card size enclosure. Although the size of a microdrive is same as that of a CF card, its power consumption is much higher than flash memories and therefore cannot be used in ...
Dogan Ibrahim, 2010
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The Sinclair ZX Spectrum
The ZX Microdrive is a magnetic tape data storage system launched in July 1983 by Sinclair Research for their ZX Spectrum home computer. The Microdrive technology was later also used in the Sinclair QL and ICL One Per Desk personal  ...
By Wikipedians
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PC Mag
Portable Data Storage The IBM 340 MB microdrive Travel Kit advances the removable storage field for mobile devices. used a Dell Inspiron 7000 Enhance Digital Imaging Lexar introduces the USB Enabled CompactFlash Digital Film and the ...
6
Corporate Finance: A Focused Approach
The text provides an in-depth treatment of essential corporate finance topics within a streamlined presentation that can be completed in a single semester.
Michael Ehrhardt, Eugene Brigham, 2013
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HWM
Singapore , 02 September 2003 — Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has announced that it is now shipping qualification samples of its 4GB Microdrive to consumer product manufacturers worldwide. The one- inch diameter drive features a ...
8
Upgrading and Repairing PCs
If you prefer magnetic storage for digital camera data storage, consider the Hitachi Microdrive, originally developed by IBM and now manufactured and sold by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The Hitachi Microdrive is also sold by various ...
Scott Mueller, 2004
9
Maximum PC
The IBM Microdrive (shown here and below at actual size) is a small hard drive wrapped in a case measuring approximately one inch square with a thickness of 3/16 of an inch! KryoTech cool K6-2 500MHz It's big, bad, and cool. KryoTech.
10
Upgrading and Repairing PCs
Technology. The Hitachi Microdrive was originally developed by IBM and was later manufactured and sold by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The Microdrive is a true hard disk that spins at 3,600 rpm and features a 128KB cache buffer.
Scott M. Mueller, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MICRODRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term microdrive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Speed cells in the medial entorhinal cortex
Rats were implanted with two microdrives aiming at entorhinal cortex alone bilaterally and a third microdrive aimed at the right hippocampus. The coordinates for ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
2
How the Future War in Space Will Be Fought
She concentrated on the Microdrive engines, and her craft cruised dangerously close to the blue glow of the Earth's atmosphere. So begins the ... «War on the Rocks, May 15»
3
April 23, 1982: ZX Spectrum brings affordable - and colourful …
Accessories on offer for the Spectrum included the ZX Printer - a crude four-inch-wide printer - and the ZX Microdrive, a tape storage system ... «BT.com, Apr 15»
4
Encountering a wall corrects 'GPS' cells in mouse brains, study finds
It was there that she collected data from 11 mice, each outfitted with a microdrive. The device, surgically implanted in the mice's brains, ... «Stanford Medical Center Report, Apr 15»
5
​Solar Powered Solutions by Magnetic Automation
With the latest Boom Gate technology - MHTMTM MicroDrive - Magnetic's Boom Gate offers low maintenance, high performance and a variety of operational ... «Ferret, Dec 14»
6
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Sinclair ZX Microdrive. Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story. Archaeologic The rise and fall of a 'revolutionary' storage technology. «Register, Sep 14»
7
Book Buzz: Tom Clancy lives on in new thriller
In Support and Defend, Caruso is on the hunt for a National Security Council staffer who's stolen a Microdrive filled with information that could ... «USA TODAY, Jul 14»
8
The Art of John Harris — Beyond the Horizon
Microdrive” – the cover for the Spectrum computer manual, 1983. Image: Titan Books. I'm not an art student or critic, but Harris's art is a style ... «GeekDad, May 14»
9
Loki, LC3 and Pandora: The great Sinclair might-have-beens
It's not hard to imagine the visual inspiration: the ZX Microdrive itself. Not that LC3 ever got as far as an industrial design. Breadboards were ... «Register, Feb 14»
10
Why the Name OneDrive is Better Rhan SkyDrive Anyway
We've been joking around the office about other possible names. (MicDrive sounds like fast-food storage, MicroDrive has a capacity issue, etc.) ... «Business 2 Community, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Microdrive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/microdrive>. Oct 2020 ».
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