compact disk player

com´pact disk` play´er

    (kǒm´păkt dĭsk` plā´ẽr) electronic device containing a laser, used to read or play back the data on a compact disk. The term is usually used for the type of device used to play music recordings. That used for data storgage n coputer applications is usually called a CD drive. Called also CD player and informally, CD.
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