(redirected from CD-ROM)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to CD-ROM: DVD-ROM

CD (1)

CD (2)

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF.

Certificate of Deposit

A deposit at a bank or other financial institution that has a fixed return (usually via an interest rate) and a set maturity. The depositor does not have access to the funds in a certificate of deposit until maturity; in exchange, he/she is usually entitled to a higher interest rate. CDs are insured by the FDIC up to a certain amount and as such are a way to increase return for no extra risk. See also: Demand deposit, Real estate certificate of deposit, Negotiable certificate of deposit.


Certificate of deposit (CD).

CDs are time deposits. When you purchase a CD from a bank, up to $100,000 is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

You generally earn compound interest at a fixed rate, which is determined by the current interest rate and the CD's term, which can range from a week to five years.

However, rates can vary significantly from bank to bank. You usually face a penalty if you withdraw funds before your CD matures, often equal to the interest that has accrued up to the time you make the withdrawal.


See certificate of deposit.
References in periodicals archive ?
RELATED ARTICLE: How Corrugated Boxes Are Made CD-ROM
The Pre-Departure CD requires a Pentium II or compatible personnal computer running at a 233 Mhz or greater, 32Mb RAM, an 8X or faster CD-ROM drive, color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution, "SoundBlaster" or compatible 16 bit sound, speakers, Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 4.
Based on the animated movie coming in June, this story is the Victor Hugo classic, and the disc features some of the latest CD-ROM technology.
Thus, the rule is to consider all potentially relevant CD-ROM databases.
The CD-ROM database is integrated with an online database containing information that has become available subsequent to the CD's release.
For instance, most CD-ROM searches for a Code section yield not just that section, but easily accessible cross-reference links to, for example, the related regulations, definitions of certain words in a tax glossary, the corresponding portions of a multivolume tax service in which the section is discussed, or other Code sections cited within the searched section.
If you recently bought a decent audio player for about $200, tack on about four times that price for a CD-ROM drive.
Archival CD-ROM software primarily contains cases, rulings, procedures, regulations, general counsel memoranda and actions on decisions, and is usually updated quarterly.
This is the same "search syntax" that CCH uses in its on-line service, "CCH Access Online" (which is akin to Lexis and WestLaw), and the CD-ROM service is designed to update research quickly through CCH Access Online.