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noun
a type of compact disk developed to store and play back music.
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compact disc
/ (ˈkɒmpækt) /

noun
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 systemAlso called: compact audio disc Abbreviation: CD, CAD
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