compact disc
noun Date: 1979 CD

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  • compact disc — com pact disc , compact disk com pact disk (k[o^]m p[a^]kt d[i^]sk ), n. a disk shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4 3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an otherwise reflective …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compact disc — UK US noun [C] ► a CD(Cf. ↑CD): »The authorities revoked the licenses of three compact disc manufacturers today for illegally copying computer software …   Financial and business terms

  • compact disc — n [U and C] CD a small circular piece of hard plastic on which high quality recorded sound or large quantities of information can be stored ▪ The new album is available on vinyl, cassette, or compact disc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compact disc — compact discs N COUNT: also on N Compact discs are small shiny discs that contain music or computer information. The abbreviation CD is also used. The soundtrack of Highlander II will be released on compact disc at Easter. (in AM, also use… …   English dictionary

  • compact disc — or compact disk [käm′pakt΄] n. a small, plastic OPTICAL DISC for storing digital data, recording sounds digitally, etc …   English World dictionary

  • compact disc — (o compact disk) / kɔmpækt disk/, it. / kompakt disk/ locuz. ingl. (propr. disco compatto ), usata in ital. come s.m. (talora abbrev. in compact ). 1. (elettron.) [disco fonografico a lettura ottica mediante raggio laser, che dà un alta qualità… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • compact disc — ► NOUN ▪ a small plastic disc on which music or other digital information is stored in the form of a pattern of metal coated pits from which it can be read using laser light reflected off the disc …   English terms dictionary

  • compact disc — (ingl.) m. *Disco compacto. ⊚ Reproductor de discos compactos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • compact disc — noun count a CD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • compact disc — compact (disc), compacto → disco compacto …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • compact-disc — (izg. kòmpakt dȉsk) m DEFINICIJA v. CD …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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