from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small optical disc on which data such as music, text, or graphic images is digitally encoded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a disk-shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4-3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an otherwise reflective surface, and is recorded and played back by rotation in an electronic device containing a laser. It is often referred to by its abbreviation CD. It is a type of optical data storage medium.
Compact disksare used for recordings of music as well as of data for computer applications.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An optical disc used to store
audioor other data.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
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