compact-disk read-only memory

compact-disk read-only memory

[′käm‚pakt ¦disk ¦rēd ¦ōn·lē ′mem·rē]
(computer science)
A compact disk used for the permanent storage of up to approximately 500 megabytes of data. Abbreviated CD-ROM.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.