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compact disc

a type of compact disk developed to store and play back music. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for compact disc

compact disc

a small digital audio disc on which sound is recorded as a series of metallic pits enclosed in PVC; the disc is spun by the compact disc player and read by an optical laser system Also called compact audio disc Abbreviation CD, CAD
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compact disc in Science
compact disk or compact disc
A small optical disk on which data such as music, text, or graphic images is digitally encoded.
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