Definition of Cd
1. Noun. A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores.
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Calamine, Hemimorphite
2. Adjective. Being one hundred more than three hundred.
3. Noun. The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin.
Generic synonyms: Candlepower Unit, Luminous Intensity Unit
Derivative terms: Candle
4. Noun. A debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest.
Specialized synonyms: Time Deposit
Generic synonyms: Certificate Of Indebtedness, Debt Instrument, Obligation
5. Noun. A digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser.
Specialized synonyms: Audio Cd, Audio Compact Disc, Cd-r, Cd-wo, Compact Disc Recordable, Compact Disc Write-once, Cd-rom, Compact Disc Read-only Memory
Generic synonyms: Optical Disc, Optical Disk, Recording
Definition of Cd
1. Initialism. compact disc: A form of digital media that is based on the use of a laser to read from a plastic disc in a reader device. ¹
2. Initialism. Certificate of deposit: used by financial institutions ¹
3. Initialism. A decal found on automobiles to indicate diplomatic status; comes from French (term corps diplomatique diplomatic corps) ¹
4. Initialism. Creative director: head of the creative department (e.g. advertising agencies) ¹
5. Initialism. Corporate design: specific design features of a company, corporate identity CI ¹
6. Initialism. Collision detection: used by an Ethernet network to detect when two computers are sending frames at the same time, and also to deal with such collisions when they happen ¹
7. Initialism. circular dichroism ¹
8. Noun. (astronomy) a type of giant elliptical galaxy ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Cd
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