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certificate of deposit (CD)

n. a document issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money which pays a fixed interest rate for a specified period (from a month to several years). Interest rates on CD's are usually higher than savings accounts because banking institutions require a commitment to leave money in the CD for a fixed period of time. Often there is a financial penalty (fee) for cashing in a CD before the pledged time runs out.

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When choosing software, support for multiple formats--including ISO 9660, High Sierra, HFS for Macs, and Red Book audio (for audio CDs)--is most important for multimedia developers.
Duck's DK3 audio technology uses a proprietary form of adaptive delta modulation to digitize Red Book audio (44.1 kHz, 16-bit, stereo), compress it at a data rate of 132 kbits per second (better than 5:1), interleave it with video on a CD-ROM, and restore it.
Disc formatting includes CD-ROM (Orange Book, standard CD-ROM recordable), CD-Multisession, and CD-DA (Red Book Audio).