Definition of CD-RW in English:

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Pronunciation: /siːdiːɑːˈdʌbljuː/


A blank compact disc that can be recorded, erased, and rerecorded many times.
Example sentences
  • Standing for Compact Disc Rewritable, CD-RW overcame the write-once limitation of CD-R.
  • You may also find that you'll have to make do with a single optical drive and won't have the luxury of both a DVD player and a CD-RW.
  • By contrast, shipments of rewritable CD-RW have doubled recently.


1980s: abbreviation of compact disc rewritable.

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