a compact disc onto which data can be written multiple times.
[1995-2000; C(ompact) D(isc)-R(e)W(ritable)]

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Compact disc rewritable

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CD-RW UK [ˌsiː diː ɑː(r) ˈdʌb(ə)ljuː] US [ˌsi di ɑr ˈdʌb(ə)lju] noun [countable] [singular CD-RW plural CD-RWs] computing
compact disc rewritable: a CD you can use as many times as you want to record music or information from a computer
Thesaurus: computer memory and data storage deviceshyponym

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abbr. compact disc rewritable, a blank CD that can be recorded, erased, and rerecorded many times
a disk drive that can read and record CDs

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CD-RW 7 [CD-RW] [ˌsiː diː ɑː ˈdʌbljuː] [ɑrː] noun countable, uncountable
the abbreviation for compact disc rewritable (a CD on which information, sound and pictures can be recorded and removed more than once)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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