a compact disc onto which data can be written but not erased or modified.
a compact disc onto which data can be written multiple times. noun compact disc rewritable; a compact disc that can be used to record and rerecord Compact Disc Rewritable compact disc-read-write
a compact disk on which a large amount of digitized read-only data can be stored. noun compact disc read-only memory; a compact disc used with a computer system as a read-only optical disk 1983, in computer jargon; also cd-rom; from compact disc read-only memory. CD-ROM (sē’dē’rŏm’) A compact disk containing permanently stored data that cannot […]
- CD single
a compact disk, usually three inches in diameter, containing one or two popular songs. Contemporary Examples
- Cd tilde
/C-D til-d*/ To go home. From the Unix C shell and Korn-shell command “cd ~”, which takes one to one’s “$HOME” directory. “cd” with no arguments does the same thing. [Jargon File] (1994-10-28)