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CD

noun [C] uk   /ˌsiːˈdiː/ us  
A1 abbreviation for compact disk : a small plastic disk with a shiny surface on which information, especially high-quality sound, is recorded
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in Korean 시디…
in Arabic قُرْص مَضْغوط, مُدْمَج…
in French CD, disque compact…
in Turkish CD, üzerine kayıt yapılabilen küçük disk…
in Italian CD…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雷射唱片,光碟…
in Russian компакт-диск…
in Polish kompakt…
in Spanish CD, disco compacto…
in Portuguese CD…
in German Compaktdisk…
in Catalan CD…
in Japanese コンパクトディスク、CD…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激光唱片,光盘…
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