Meaning of “CD-RW” in the English Dictionary

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"CD-RW" in British English

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CD-RWnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsiː.diː.ɑːˈdʌb.əl.juː/ us /ˌsiː.diː.ɑːrˈdʌb.əl.juː/

abbreviation for compact disc re-writable: an empty compact disc that you can use to record information on and read information from, using a special type of drive (= computer device):

This software allows you to write files from compatible CD-RW drives.

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

"CD-RW" in Business English

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CD-RWnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsiːdiːɑːˈdʌbljuː/ us IT

abbreviation for compact disc-rewritable: a small disc that holds large amounts of data that can be changed:

If your computer is equipped with a CD recorder that supports CD rewritable (CD-RW) discs, you can erase and then reuse the rewritable disc.

(Definition of “CD-RW” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)