1. (initialism) .  compact disc: A form of digital media that is based on the use of a laser to read from a plastic disc in a reader device.
  2. (initialism) .  Certificate of deposit: used by financial institutions.
  3. (initialism) .  A decal found on automobiles to indicate diplomatic status; comes from French (term, corps diplomatique) .
  4. (initialism) .  Creative director: head of the creative department (e.g. advertising agencies).
  5. (initialism) .  Corporate design: specific design features of a company, corporate identity CI.
  6. (initialism) .  Collision detection: used by an Ethernet network to detect when two computers are sending frames at the same time, and also to deal with such collisions when they happen.
  7. (initialism) .  circular dichroism.
  8. Noun.  (astronomy) a type of giant elliptical galaxy.

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