compact disc

com·​pact disc | \ ˈkäm-ˌpakt- How to pronounce compact disc (audio) \

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The evidence is a compact disc that Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner said includes thousands of violent images of torture and mutilation against female subjects, WBAY reported. Jennifer Walter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Motion filed by Steven Avery's lawyer to add evidence to Halbach murder case; Avery names two new suspects in affidavit," 7 July 2018 Police told Hartley that the envelope contained an unsigned card along with a compact disc. Gordon Rago,, "Annapolis shooting suspect sent letter to a Virginian-Pilot editor, police say," 6 July 2018 Prizes are available to patrons for having read or listened to a qualifying number of books or compact discs. Megann Horstead,, "'Reading takes you everywhere': Libraries launch summer programs," 25 May 2018 Which prompts the question: As with 78 rpm records and 8-track tapes before them, does the news further the compact disc's march toward redundancy? Randall Roberts,, "The compact disc era may finally be entering its hospice stage," 2 Mar. 2018 Netflix is still mailing DVDs, and the music industry last year generated $1.1 billion selling compact discs. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Cloud Gaming Still a Wisp," 13 June 2018 This policy covers the functionality of educational and instructional products, i.e., operability of a tape, book, compact disc, or other media, but does not extend to warrant the educational effectiveness to be achieved from use of the products. Good Housekeeping, "How the GH Limited Warranty Seal Protects You," 31 Mar. 2014 However, the medium upon which an idea is stored is generally physical, whether it is represented on a computer hard drive, vinyl record or compact disc. Chris Dolmetsch,, "Ex-Goldman Sachs Programmer’s Conviction Upheld in New York," 3 May 2018 Vinyl record sales had dropped drastically once compact discs took hold and were considered nearly obsolete once digital downloads flooded the market. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Record Store Day releases draw serious collectors, online entrepreneurs," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of compact disc

1979, in the meaning defined above

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