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optical disc

or optical disk
n.
A plastic-coated disk on which data, such as text, music, or video, is digitally stored as microscopic regions of varying reflectivity and is read by scanning the surface with a laser. Also called laser disc.

optical disk

or optical disc
A plastic-coated disk that stores digital data, such as music or text, as tiny pits etched into its surface. Optical disks are read with a laser scanning the surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optical disk - a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surfaceoptical 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
compact disc, compact disk, CD - a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
memory device, storage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
DVD, videodisc, videodisk - a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set
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