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Compact Disc
2010-10-14 16:40:34

A Compact Disc, or CD, is an optical disc used to store digital data although it was originally developed to store sound recordings exclusively. Audio CDs have been available commercially since October 1982 and were popular until around 2010 when other digital forms took over. The standard CD can hold up to 80 minutes of uncompressed audio. There are also Mini CDs that hold up to 24 minutes...

Optical disc drive
2010-09-17 11:44:46

An optical disc drive is a disk drive that utilizes electromagnetic waves or a laser light near the light spectrum in order to read and write data to or from optical discs. Some drives can only read from discs; however, most recent drives are generally both readers and recorders. Recorders are often times referred to as burners or writers. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs are familiar examples of...

CD ROM
2010-09-02 15:38:18

A compact disc with read only memory is called a CD-ROM. It is a pre-pressed disc that contains data to be stored on a computer. CD-ROMs may also contain music play lists or other data. While the content on them is accessible, it is not writable by the computer. CD-ROMs are widely used to distribute computer software such as games and multimedia applications; however, other forms of data can...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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