cd

abbreviation

Definition of cd

  1. 1 candela

  2. 2 candle

  3. 3 cord


Cd

symbol

Definition of Cd

  1. cadmium


1

CD

play
noun \ˌsē-ˈdē\

Definition of CD

1965

First Known Use of cd

1965


2

CD

noun

Definition of CD

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

Origin and Etymology of cd

compact disc


First Known Use: 1979


3

CD

abbreviation

Definition of CD

  1. 1 carried down

  2. 2 civil defense

  3. 3 [French corps diplomatique] diplomatic corps


CD Defined for Kids

CD

play
noun \ˌsē-ˈdē\

Definition of CD for Students

  1. :  a small plastic disk on which information (as music or computer data) is recorded


Medical Dictionary

cd

abbreviation

Medical Definition of cd

  1. candela


Cd

symbol

Medical Definition of Cd

  1. cadmium


CD

abbreviation

Medical Definition of CD

  1. 1cluster 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. 2communicable disease

  3. 3constant drainage

  4. 4contagious disease

  5. 5convulsive disorder

  6. 6curative dose


Law Dictionary

CD

abbreviation

Legal Definition of CD

  1. certificate of deposit


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