compact disc

compact discs
N-COUNT: also on N
Compact discs are small shiny discs that contain music or computer information. The abbreviation CD is also used.

The soundtrack of `Highlander II' will be released on compact disc at Easter.

(in AM, also use compact disk)

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  • compact disc — com pact disc , compact disk com pact disk (k[o^]m p[a^]kt d[i^]sk ), n. a disk shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4 3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an otherwise reflective …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compact disc — UK US noun [C] ► a CD(Cf. ↑CD): »The authorities revoked the licenses of three compact disc manufacturers today for illegally copying computer software …   Financial and business terms

  • compact disc — n [U and C] CD a small circular piece of hard plastic on which high quality recorded sound or large quantities of information can be stored ▪ The new album is available on vinyl, cassette, or compact disc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compact disc — or compact disk [käm′pakt΄] n. a small, plastic OPTICAL DISC for storing digital data, recording sounds digitally, etc …   English World dictionary

  • compact disc — (o compact disk) / kɔmpækt disk/, it. / kompakt disk/ locuz. ingl. (propr. disco compatto ), usata in ital. come s.m. (talora abbrev. in compact ). 1. (elettron.) [disco fonografico a lettura ottica mediante raggio laser, che dà un alta qualità… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • compact disc — ► NOUN ▪ a small plastic disc on which music or other digital information is stored in the form of a pattern of metal coated pits from which it can be read using laser light reflected off the disc …   English terms dictionary

  • compact disc — (ingl.) m. *Disco compacto. ⊚ Reproductor de discos compactos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • compact disc — noun count a CD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • compact disc — compact (disc), compacto → disco compacto …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • compact-disc — (izg. kòmpakt dȉsk) m DEFINICIJA v. CD …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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