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  1. an optical disk approximately 4.75 inches (12 cm) in diameter, on which a program, data, music, etc., is digitally encoded for a laser beam to scan, decode, and transmit to a playback system, computer monitor, or television set. Abbreviation: CD
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album, cassette, tape, disk, CD, LP

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compact disk

  1. A small optical disk on which data such as music, text, or graphic images is digitally encoded.
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