Definition of compact disc in English:

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compact disc

Pronunciation: /ˈˌkämpakt ˈdisk/
(also compact disk , abbreviation CD)


A small plastic disc on which music or other digital information is stored, and from which the information can be read using reflected laser light. See also CD-ROM.
Example sentences
  • In the case of an audio compact disk, the sampling is done 44,100 times a second.
  • A new compact disk featuring some great traditional entertainers was recently launched.
  • The floppy disk has several replacements, including writeable compact discs and keychain flash memory devices.

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Syllabification: com·pact disc

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