compact disc

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

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Recent Examples on the Web At times, record players, records, cassettes and compact discs were sold. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Rockley Music Center preps for its final note at Lakewood location," 16 Dec. 2019 The store has been selling and collecting music long enough to see vinyl eclipsed by the compact disc, and then reborn. William Thornton |, al, "Charlemagne Record Exchange closing after 42 years," 3 Dec. 2019 East Hartford’s current regulations focus only on noise from sound amplifying equipment, including radios and compact disc players. Jesse Leavenworth,, "East Hartford neighbors, fed up with noise, dirt clouds, call on town officials to take action against backyard dirt track," 5 Sep. 2019 This year, for the first time since…I was in college…vinyl may outsell compact discs. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Apple Making the World Safe for ‘Slofies’—Data Sheet," 11 Sep. 2019 Ode to Joy is available for pre-order now in a variety of formats including compact disc, standard black vinyl, limited edition color custom vinyl,and a special deluxe LP book, designed by long-time Wilco collaborator Lawrence Azerrad. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Wilco Announces 'Ode to Joy' Album, Unveils First Single 'Love Is Everywhere (Beware)': Listen," 16 July 2019 An officer with the Edmond Police Department testified Alden had enough recordings to fill 12 compact disc spindles. Harriet Sokmensuer,, "Home Security System Installer Put Secret Cameras in Girls' Bathrooms, Gets Life in Prison," 22 Aug. 2019 But out of the gate, the Spice Girls’ arsenal included a weapon even more powerful than warehouses full of gleaming compact discs. New York Times, "The Rise of the Spice Girls Generation," 19 July 2019 In addition to being an early adopter of digital recording technology, Mr. Renner and Telarc were quick to get into the compact disc game; Telarc issued its first CDs in 1983. Neil Genzlinger,, "Jack Renner, recording master and a founder of Telarc, at 84," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of compact disc

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Compact disc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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: cd

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