- Abbreviation of compact disc read-only memory drive. A computer drive that reads the content stored on CD-ROM discs. The contained information is encoded in microscopic pits on its metallic surface, which is protected by a plastic layer. To recover the recorded content, a laser is focused on the metallic surface of the disc, and the reflected light is modulated by the code on said disc. Also called CD-ROM player, or CD-ROM reader.
- synonym CD-ROM player
- synonym CD-ROM reader
- synonym compact disc read-only memory drive
- synonym compact disc-ROM drive
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