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Cd   /sˈidˈi/   Listen
Cd

noun
1.
A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores.  Synonyms: atomic number 48, cadmium.
2.
The basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin.  Synonyms: candela, candle, standard candle.
3.
A debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest.  Synonym: certificate of deposit.
4.
A digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser.  Synonyms: compact disc, compact disk.



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... reply) is derived by [Symbol: Aleph]CD from the twin place in St. Matthew (ix. 35) which in all the MSS. begins [Greek: kai periegen ho is]. So familiar had this order of the words become, that the scribe of [Symbol: Aleph], (a circumstance by the way of which Tischendorf takes no notice,) has even introduced the expression into ...
— The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels • John Burgon



Words linked to "Cd" :   audio compact disc, hemimorphite, time deposit, compact disc recordable, compact disc read-only memory, optical disc, debt instrument, cardinal, compact disc write-once, calamine, optical disk, metal, luminous intensity unit, obligation, recording, candlepower unit, certificate of indebtedness, metallic element



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