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abbreviation

an optical disk that can store a very large amount of digital data, as text, music, or images.

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Origin of DVD

1990–95; originally d(igital)v(ideo)d(isk); then d(igital)v(ersatile)d(isk); now an abbreviation only
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British Dictionary definitions for DVD

DVD

abbreviation for

digital versatile or digital video disk: an optical disk used to store audio, video, or computer data, esp feature films for home viewing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for DVD

DVD
[ dē′vē-dē ]

A compact disk designed to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material.
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Cultural definitions for DVD

DVD

An abbreviation for digital versatile disc or digital video disc. A DVD is a high-capacity disc storage system. It is often preferred to move videotapes for its superior sound and video quality.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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