Compact Disk

Definition(s)

Compact disc or compact disk

  • A 4 3/4″ diameter device which can be read by a laser beam.  1
  • A removable optical disk that can be used to store documents or other data. CDs are available that can be both read and written using widely available CD “burners.” It is common to transfer large amounts of data from one computer to another using CDs.

Notes

  1. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.