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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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"Cd" Quotes from Famous Books



... not, in going through some of the college courses, die of a logical indigestion, or a classical fever, or a metaphysical lethargy, he might shine in the dignity of Trin. Coll. Dub., and, mad Mathesis inspiring, might teach eternally how the line AB is equal to the line CD,—or why poor X Y Z are unknown quantities. Ah! my dear boy, think of the pleasure, the glory of lecturing classes of ignoramuses, ...
— Tales & Novels, Vol. IX - [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] • Maria Edgeworth

... - C squared. And if you have the Focus of the first Object-glass, equal to B, the distance, where you will put the second Glass equal to B C D, the focus of the 2d Glasse will be found equal to CD/{CD}. And if you will that the Object shall be magnified as much with these two Glasses, as it would be with a single one, whereof the Focus {125} should be of the distance given, having the Focus of the Object-glass given equal to B, and the distance to B ...
— Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666 • Various

... from the recently issued 'Report of the Commissioners of Prisons and the Directors of Convict Prisons,' for the year ended March 31, 1910, Part I [Cd. 5360], published since the above was written, sets out the present views of the ...
— Regeneration • H. Rider Haggard

... the pharynx (ph.), where the right and left nasal passages open by the posterior nares into the mouth; the oesophagus (oes.); the bag-like stomach, its left (Section 6) end being called the cardiac (cd.st.), and its right the pyloric end (py.); the U-shaped duodenum (ddnm.) and the very long and greatly coiled ileum (il.). The duodenum and ileum together form the small intestine; and the ileum is dilated at its distal end into ...
— Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata • H. G. Wells

... with mercury, and placed it with its mouth downwards in a dish B, likewise filled with mercury, and having introduced about two gross of water into the jar, which rose to the top of the mercury at CD; we then plunged the whole apparatus into an iron boiler EFGH, full of boiling sea-water of the temperature of 85 deg. (123.25 deg.), placed upon the furnace GHIK. Immediately upon the water over the mercury attaining the ...
— Elements of Chemistry, - In a New Systematic Order, Containing all the Modern Discoveries • Antoine Lavoisier



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



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