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com·pact disc

or com·pact disk  (kŏm′păkt′)
n. Abbr. CD
A small optical disc on which data such as music, text, or graphic images is digitally encoded.

compact disc

(Electronics) 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 or CAD

com′pact disc′

a small optical disc on which music, data, or images are digitally recorded for playback. Abbr.: CD
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compact disc - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph recordcompact disc - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
audio CD, audio compact disc - compact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
CD-R, CD-WO, compact disc recordable, compact disc write-once - a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
CD-ROM, compact disc read-only memory - a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
optical disc, optical disk - a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface; is read with a laser that scans the surface
recording - a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
قُرْص مَضْغُوطقُرص مكثّف
kompaktní disk
kompakt disk
kompaktná platňa
kompaktna plošča
kompakt diskyoğun disk
đĩa CD

compact disc

nCompact Disc f, → Compact Disk f; compact disc playerCD-Spieler m

compact disc

ncompact disc m inv


(ˈkompӕkt) noun
an agreement. The management and trade union leaders finally signed a compact.
ˌcompact ˈdisc noun
(also CD) a disc on which sound or information is recorded.

compact disc

قُرْص مَضْغُوط kompaktní disk cd Compact Disc συμπιεσμένος δίσκος disco compacto CD-levy disque compact kompakt disk compact disc コンパクトディスク 콤팩트디스크 compact disc CD-plate płyta kompaktowa disco compacto компакт-диск cd-skiva แผ่นดิสก์ kompakt disk đĩa CD 激光唱片
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