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Is there a more generic word, perhaps a term from math or engineering, that describes a disc that rotates about its centre, like a turntable?

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    So far all I've found is this interesting discussion of turntable physics: stereophile.com/content/turntable-physics-conundrum-1 – MetaEd Jul 10 '13 at 3:02
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    Seriously, what you are describing is a rotating cylinder whose radius is many times its height (see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder_%28geometry%29). From a physics perspective, there are many interesting types of rotating cylinder, such as the Tipler and the O'Neill. Disregard the similarity to names of condoms and look them up. – MetaEd Jul 10 '13 at 3:10
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    DJs refer to these as "decks" – Brad Jul 12 '13 at 18:47
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How about the simple "rotor". See the Wikipedia article on the multiple instances of usage of the term.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotor

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In engineering we call it a "Console". Hope it helps.

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  • --References?-- – Simon Kuang Jul 16 '13 at 18:46
  • CD Drives can be called consoles. or Sony PS3 is called a console which is also a turn table.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_console – Virgo Jul 16 '13 at 20:13
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    'Console' really does push the bounds of polysemy. It was (and probably still is, by collectors) used to describe a free-standing radio (innards plus carcase, I believe) (and valve era) larger than a 'table-top' model. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 19 '13 at 7:28

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