Definition of CD-ROM in English:


Syllabification: CD-ROM
Pronunciation: /ˌsēˌdē-ˈräm


  • A compact disc used as a read-only optical memory device for a computer system.
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    • These can then be published via standalone CD-ROMs, floppy disks, and screensavers or published in web format.
    • A ‘retro’ virus which spreads by floppy disks and CD-ROMs is spreading across Scandinavia.
    • The FBI tells us it saved the world by seizing ‘floppy disks, CD-ROMs and other related equipment’.


1980s: acronym from compact disc read-only memory.

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