Definitions for DVD
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word DVD
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an optical disc that can store a very large amount of digital data, as text, music, or images.
Origin of dvd:
1990–95; orig. d(igital) v(ideo) d(isc); then d(igital) v(ersatile) d(isc); now an abbreviation only
videodisk, videodisc, DVD(noun)
a digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a disk for watching or recording movies or TV
An optical disc, typically one holding a commercially-recorded movie.
Digital Versatile Disc, the use of which is deprecated in favor of (2)
Digital Video Disc
DVD is an optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs while having the same dimensions. Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written nor erased. Blank recordable DVD discs can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and then function as a DVD-ROM. Rewritable DVDs can be recorded and erased multiple times. DVDs are used in DVD-Video consumer digital video format and in DVD-Audio consumer digital audio format, as well as for authoring AVCHD discs. DVDs containing other types of information may be referred to as DVD data discs.
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