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DVD

1.
an optical disk that can store a very large amount of digital data, as text, music, or images.
Origin
1990-95; orig. d(igital) v(ideo) d(isk); then d(igital) v(ersatile) d(isk); now an abbreviation only
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Examples from the web for DVD
  • The producers is currently available on DVD, released by mgm.
  • A criterion collection DVD of do the right thing has been released it is no.
  • Commentary on the criterion collection DVD of do the right thing.
  • After denying any wrong doing, he was shown the DVD of the surveillance video.
  • Alternate ending the DVD release contains an alternate ending feature.
  • It appears with every edition of the final cut on DVD, hd DVD and bluray.
  • High definition versions on hd DVD and bluray have also been released.
  • Merchandise there have been several tiein books, and video and DVD releases.
  • It is unclear if further uk DVD releases are planned at present.
  • This version does not appear on the new bbc video DVD release.
British Dictionary definitions for DVD

DVD

abbreviation
1.
digital versatile or digital video disk: an optical disk used to store audio, video, or computer data, esp feature films for home viewing
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Word Origin and History for DVD

1995, initialism from Digital Video Disc, later changed to Digital Versatile Disc.

Earlier this year, electronics giant Toshiba positioned the first DVD players available in the U.S. as a home entertainment unit (retail price $600). ["Black Enterprise" magazine, June 1997]

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DVD in Science
DVD
  (dē'vē-dē')   
A compact disk designed to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material.
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DVD in Culture

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An abbreviation for digital versatile disc or digital video disc. A DVD is a high-capacity disc storage system. It is often preferred to move videotapes for its superior sound and video quality.

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DVD in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for DVD

DVD

  1. digital versatile disc
  2. digital videodisc
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