Definition of Compact disc read-only memory
1. Noun. A compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user.
Generic synonyms: Cd, Compact Disc, Compact Disk, Fixed Storage, Read-only Memory, Read-only Storage, Rom
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Literary usage of Compact disc read-only memory
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1. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, Rtecs: A Comprehensive Guide edited by Doris V. Sweet (1993)
"... laser-read compact disc system known as Compact Disc-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM), which is similar in principle to the new digital, audio compact discs. ..."
2. Teachers & Technology: Making the Connection by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"CD-ROM (Compact disc-read only memory) An optical storage system for computers that permits data to be randomly accessed from a disc. With read-only discs, ..."
3. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"... CBE computer-based education CBO community-based organization CD compact disc CD-I compact disc-interactive CD-ROM compact disc-read only memory C:KI] ..."