HyperDic: compact_disk

English > 1 sense of the expression compact disk:
NOUNartifactcompact disk, compact disc, CDa digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record
English > compact disk: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser.
Synonymscompact disc, CD
NarrowerCD-R, compact disc recordable, CD-WO, compact disc write-onceA compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter is read-only memory
CD-ROM, compact disc read-only memoryA compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system)
audio CD, audio compact disccompact discs used to reproduce sound (voice and music)
Broaderoptical disk, optical discA disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface
recordingA storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
SpanishCD, compact disc, compacto, disco compacto
CatalanCD, compact disc, disc compacte

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