Discus

originally made of stone, later discuses were made of bronze, iron, or lead in ancient Greek times; the ancient discus looked a lot like the ones used today; it weighed between 1.3 and 6.6 kilograms and was anywhere from 17 to 32 centimeters in diameter; boys threw a different, smaller discus than the men.
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discus

[n] - an athletic competition in which a disc-shaped object is thrown as far as possible 2. [n] - a disk used in throwing competitions
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Discus

Dis'cus noun ; plural English Discuses , Latin Disci . [ Latin See Disk .] 1. (a) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill. (b) The exercise with the discus. » This amo...
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discus

1. A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill. The exercise with the discus. ... This among the Greeks was one of the chief gymnastic exercises and was included in the Pentathlon (the contest of the five exercises). The chief contest was that of throwing the discus to the great...
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discus

noun a disk used in throwing competitions
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discus

(dis´kәs) pl. dis´ci Latin word meaning disk. discus oophorus , discus ovigerus , discus proligerus cumulus oophorus.
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Discus

• (n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill. • (n.) The exercise with the discus. • (n.) A disk. See Disk.
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discus

discus An athletic competition in which a disc-shaped object is thrown as far as possible. A weighted disk thrown in track-and-field competitions by an athlete who spins with outstretched arms to launch it from the flat of his or her hand. The ancient Greek Olympic games included the throwing of a bronze discus.
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Discus

[gastropod] clade Panpulmonata clade Eupulmonata clade Stylommatophora Discus is a genus of small air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Discidae, the disk snails. == Distribution == Distribution of the genus Discus include Europe, northern Asia and North America. == Description == Discus species h...
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Discus

The discus is a standard field event for men and women on the programme of all major athletics championships. Throwing the discus was first contested in the ancient Greek Olympic Games in about 708 BC. The discus is circular, tapering from its thickest point at the centre to the rim and is constructed of wood with metal plates set flush into the si...
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discus

Type: Term Pronunciation: dis′kŭs, -kī Synonyms: lamella2
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discus

Circular disc thrown by athletes who rotate the body to gain momentum from within a circle 2.5 m/8 ft in diameter. The men's discus weighs 2 kg/4.4 lb and the women's 1 kg/2.2 lb. Discus throwing was a competition in ancient Greece at gymnastic contests, such as those of the Olympic Games. It is an event in the modern Olympics a...
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discus

Latin = disc.
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DISCUS

DISCUS, or distributed source coding using syndromes, is a method for distributed source coding. It is a compression algorithm used to compress correlated data sources. The method is designed to achieve the Slepian–Wolf bound by using channel codes. ==History== DISCUS was invented by researchers S. S. Pradhan and K. Ramachandran, and first publi...
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Discus

[fish] Symphysodon, colloquially known as discus, is a genus of cichlids native to the Amazon River basin. Due to their distinctive shape and bright colors, discus are popular as freshwater aquarium fish, and their aquaculture in several countries in Asia is a major industry. They are sometimes referred to as pompadour fish. == Species == T...
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discus

Flat dish-shaped object thrown by an athlete, a bit like a Frisbee only smaller and heavier.
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