from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. candela

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for the candela, an SI unit of luminous intensity.
  • n. A Roman numeral representing four hundred (400).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the chemical suymbol for cadmium, a metallic element of atomic number 48.
  • n. the abbreviation for the candela, the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the System International d'Unites.
  • n. an acronym for compact disk, a disk-shaped recording of binary data that is smaller than a phonograph record, and is recorded and played back by a compact disk player, an electronic device containing a laser. The term is also used generically to refer to the medium as a data storage medium.
  • n. a compact disk player.
  • n. an acronym for certificate of deposit, a debt instrument issued by a bank for a fixed time period, usually paying interest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of the French carte de visite (visiting-card).
  • n. The chemical symbol for cadmium.
  • n. In anatomy, an abbreviation used in vertebral formulas for caudal, or coccygeal: as, cd. 12 (that is, 12 caudal vertebræ).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being one hundred more than three hundred
  • n. a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest
  • n. a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • n. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
  • n. a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser


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  • Cd. Chemical element symbol for Cadmium.

    December 16, 2007