cd

1 of 5

abbreviation (1)

1
candela
2
candle
3
cord

Cd

2 of 5

symbol

cadmium

CD

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noun (2)

: a small optical disk usually containing recorded music or computer data
also : the content (such as music or a computer program) of a CD released as a unit
promoting her latest CD

CD

5 of 5

abbreviation (2)

1
carried down
2
civil defense
3
[French corps diplomatique] diplomatic corps

Examples of cd in a Sentence

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Noun
Collaborative playlists are the modern day, digital version of the mixtape and burned CD that generations past used to share great tunes with the people in their lives. USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 Iñaki grew up in the Basque city of Pamplona after his parents moved away from Bilbao and was spotted by Athletic while playing in the youth team of local club CD Pamplona. Matias Grez, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 This technology enables wireless playback in CD quality with no lossy compression. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 There is no tax penalty for early withdrawal from a CD. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Complementing its ominous exterior color and dark gray wheels is a black leather interior with gold stitching, heated leather sport seats, air conditioning, and an AM/FM/Cassette/CD stereo system. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 Not only can money held in a CD only be accessed before maturity by paying a penalty in most cases, but the advisor says CDs are not very tax-efficient. Robert Farrington, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Physical versions of the album on CD and vinyl are expected to be released at a later date, and Ye’s store is accepting pre-orders for both presently. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 19 Feb. 2024 The single will be available on a limited edition red 7-inch, as well as a limited edition red CD single, from Feb. 16. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

compact disc

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1866, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cd was in 1866

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“Cd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cd. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

CD

noun
ˌsē-dē
: a small plastic disk on which information (as music or computer data) is recorded digitally and read by using a laser

Medical Definition

cd

1 of 3 abbreviation
candela

Cd

2 of 3 symbol
cadmium

CD

3 of 3 abbreviation
1
cluster of differentiation
used with a number to denote any of numerous antigenic proteins found chiefly on the surface of white blood cells (such as T cells or B cells)
see cd4, cd8
2
communicable disease
3
constant drainage
4
contagious disease
5
convulsive disorder
6
curative dose

Legal Definition

CD

abbreviation
certificate of deposit

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