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compact disc

com´pact disc`   Pronunciation: kǒm´păkt dĭsk`
n.1.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.
Noun1.compact disc - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
Synonyms: compact disk, CD
(storage)Compact Disc - (CD) (Not "disk", this spelling is part of the standard).

A 4.72 inch disc developed by Sony and Philips that can store, on the same disc, still and/or moving images in monochrome and/or color; stereo or two separate sound tracks integrated with and/or separate from the images; and digital program and information files.

The same fabrication process is used to make both audio CDs and CD-ROMs for storing computer data, the only difference is in the device used to read the CD (the player or drive).

CD Information Center.
audio CD, audio compact disc, CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-WO, compact disc read-only memory, compact disc recordable, compact disc write-once, compact disk, optical disc, optical disk, recording
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