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[bloo-rey] /ˈbluˌreɪ/
an optical disk or an optical disk format for the storage of high-definition video and audio, having a much larger capacity than a DVD:
video games on Blu-ray; Blu-ray movies.
Also called Blu-ray Disc.
Origin of Blu-ray
Blu-, respelling of blue (from the blue-violet laser used to read the disk) + (optical) ray Unabridged
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trademark an optical disk used to store digital information such as high-definition video, and able to store more information than a standard DVD
Word Origin
C21: from the colour of the laser used to read and write this type of disc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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