compact disc read-only memory

Definitions of compact disc read-only memory
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n 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

Synonyms:
CD-ROM
Type of:
CD, compact disc, compact disk
a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser
ROM, fixed storage, read-only memory, read-only storage
(computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

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