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Definition of Discus

Discus
Discus Dis"cus, n.; pl. E. Discuses, L. Disci. [L. 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. Note: 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 greatest possible distance. 2. A disk. See Disk.

Meaning of Discus from wikipedia

- The discus throw (pronunciation), also known as disc throw, is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt...
- DISCUS, or distributed source coding using syndromes, is a method for distributed source coding. It is a compression algorithm used to compress correlated...
- (Blue discus or brown discus) Symphysodon discus Heckel, 1840 (Red discus or Heckel discus) Symphysodon tarzoo E. Lyons, 1959 (Green discus) Discus are...
- The discus throw is an athletic discipline. Discus may also refer to: Aeros Discus, a Ukrainian hang glider design Pegas Discus, a Czech two-place paraglider...
- Symphysodon discus, the red discus or Heckel discus, is a species of cichlid native to the Amazon Basin, where found in the lower Rio Negro, upper Uatumã...
- The Discobolus of Myron ("discus thrower", Gr****: Δισκοβόλος, Diskobólos) is a Gr**** sculpture completed at the start of the Cl****ical period, figuring...
- Discus (sometimes stylized as DISCUS, also referred to as South Carolina's Virtual Library and SC Discus) is a free-of-charge digital library intended...
- Haliotis discus, commonly called "disk abalone," or "Edo abalone," is a species of abalone sea snail. Subspecies Haliotis discus discus Reeve, 1846 Haliotis...
- Discoteuthis discus is a species of squids in the family Cycloteuthidae. They occur in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean and the central North...
- The Schempp-Hirth Discus is a Standard Cl**** glider designed by Schempp-Hirth. It was produced in Germany between 1984 and 1995 but has continued in production...
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