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CD-ROM Explained

CD-ROM at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] compact disc read-only memory a CD on which large quantities of information can be stored to be used by a computer//

CD-ROM at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

cquisition and Logistic Suppo

CD-ROM at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

see compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM). From Redhat-9-Glossary

CD-ROM at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). A CD-ROM drive uses a low-power laser beam to read digitized (binary) data that have been encoded onto an optical disc in the form of tiny pits, then feeds the data to a computer for processing. Because it uses digital data, a CD-ROM can store images and sound in addition to text and is thus used in video and audio devices to store music, graphics, and movies (see compact disc). Unlike conventional magnetic-storage technologies (e.g., hard disks), CD-ROM drives cannot write information (that is, accept the input of new data), hence the tag "read-only." Recordable compact discs (called CD-R) must be written on a CD-R recorder and can be played on any CD-ROM drive.

CD-ROM at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(AmE CD / ROM) noun
[C, U] a CD on which large amounts of information, sound and pictures can be stored, for use on a computer (an abbreviation for 'compact disc read-only memory'):
The software package contains 5 CD-ROMs. * The encyclopedia is available on CD-ROM. * a CD-ROM drive (= in a computer)
compare ROM

CD-ROM at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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 [syn: {compact disc read-only memory}]

CD-ROM at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms



* Inter: IPA » /si.diˈɹɒm/

Inter: acrony » m

Inter: en-noun » head=CD-ROM
  • compact disk - read only memory.

    See also

    * Inter: pedi » a

  • Translation: cs » CD-ROM
    Translation: de » CD-ROM
    Translation: et » CD-ROM
    Translation: fr » CD-ROM
    Translation: ko » CD-ROM
    Translation: hu » CD-ROM
    Translation: mg » CD-ROM
    Translation: my » CD-ROM
    Translation: pl » CD-ROM
    Translation: ru » CD-ROM
    Translation: sk » CD-ROM
    Translation: zh » CD-ROM

    Related words:

    CD-R  CD-RDx  CD-ROM drive  CD-ROM drives  CD-ROM {f}  cd-rom-laufwerk  CD-RTOS  CD-RW  CD-RWs