- compact disc
- compact disc com"pact disc`, compact disk com"pact
disk`(k[o^]m"p[a^]kt d[i^]sk`), n.
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 disks are used for recordings of music as
well as of data for computer applications.
Syn: CD. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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