CD

Primary Meanings of CD

1.
n
a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
2.
n
a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest
Full Definitions of CD
1

n a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser

Synonyms:
compact disc, compact disk
Types:
audio CD, audio compact disc
compact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
CD-R, CD-WO, compact disc recordable, compact disc write-once
a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
CD-ROM, compact disc read-only memory
a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
Type of:
optical disc, optical 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
recording
a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
2

n a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest

Synonyms:
certificate of deposit
Types:
time deposit
a certificate of deposit from which withdrawals can be made only after advance notice or at a specified future date
Type of:
certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation
a written promise to repay a debt

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