Com"pact(km"pkt), n. [L. compactum, fr. compacisci, p. p. compactus, to make an agreement with; com- + pacisci to make an agreement. See Pact.] An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
The law of nations depends on mutual compacts, treaties, leagues, etc.Blackstone.
Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.Macaulay.
The federal constitution has been styled a compact between the States by which it was ratified.Wharton.
Syn. -- See Covenant.
com"pact disk`(km"pkt dsk`), n. a disk-shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4-3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an otherwise reflective surface, and is recorded and played back by rotation in an electronic device containing a laser. It is often referred to by its abbreviation CD. It is a type of optical data storage medium. Compact disks are used for recordings of music as well as of data for computer applications.
Syn. -- CD.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
com"pact disk` play"er(km"pkt dsk` pl"r), n. an electronic device containing a laser, used to read or play back the data on a compact disk. The term is usually used for the type of device used to play music recordings. That used for data storgage n coputer applications is usually called a CD drive. Called also CD player and informally, CD.
Syn. -- CD player.
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