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Meaning of “CD-ROM” in the English Dictionary

"CD-ROM" in British English

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CD-ROMnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌsiː.diːˈrɒm/  us   /-ˈrɑːm/
B1 abbreviation forcompactdisc read-only ​memory: a compactdisc that ​holdslargeamounts of ​information that can be ​read by a ​computer but cannot be ​changed: Cambridge ​dictionaries are ​available on CD-ROM.

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(Definition of CD-ROM from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"CD-ROM" in American English

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CD-ROMnoun [C]

 /ˌsi·diˈrɑm/
a CD that ​containsinformation that can be ​read on a ​computer but not ​changed
(Definition of CD-ROM from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"CD-ROM" in Business English

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CD-ROMnoun [C or U]

(also CD-Rom) uk   us   /ˌsiːdiːˈrɒm/ IT
abbreviation for compact ​disc read only ​memory: a ​plasticdisc 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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