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"CD-ROM" in British English

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CD-ROMnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌsiː.diːˈrɒm/ us   /ˌsiː.diːˈrɑːm/
B1 abbreviation for compact disc read-only memory: a compact disc that holds large amounts of information that can be read by a computer but cannot be changed: Cambridge dictionaries are available on CD-ROM.

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"CD-ROM" in American English

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CD-ROMnoun [C]

/ˌsi·diˈrɑm/
a CD that contains information that can be read on a computer but not changed
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"CD-ROM" in Business English

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CD-ROMnoun [C or U]

also CD-Rom uk   /ˌsiːdiːˈrɒm/ us   IT
abbreviation for compact disc read only memory: a plastic disc that holds large amounts of data that can be read by a computer but cannot be changed: on CD-ROM The guides are also available on CD-ROM.
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