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 for cdr
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  CD-R \CD-R\ n. [from Compact Disk-Recordable.]
     a recordable compact disk; a compact disc on which you can
     write only once and thereafter is read-only.
  
     Syn: compact disc recordable, CD-WO, compact disc write-once.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CDR
         Contents of the Decrement Register (IBM, ELISP, CAR)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CDR
         Compact Disk - Recordable (CD), "CD-R"
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  cdr
   /ku'dr/, /kuh?dr/, vt.
  
      [from LISP] To skip past the first item from a list of things (generalized
      from the LISP operation on binary tree structures, which returns a list
      consisting of all but the first element of its argument). In the form cdr
      down, to trace down a list of elements: ?Shall we cdr down the agenda??
      Usage: silly. See also loop through.
  
      Historical note: The instruction format of the IBM 704 that hosted the
      original LISP implementation featured two 15-bit fields called the address
      and decrement parts. The term cdr was originally Contents of Decrement part
      of Register. Similarly, car stood for Contents of Address part of Register.
  
      The cdr and car operations have since become bases for formation of
      compound metaphors in non-LISP contexts. GLS recalls, for example, a
      programming project in which strings were represented as linked lists; the
      get-character and skip-character operations were of course called CHAR and
      CHDR.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  CDR
  
     1.  Committed Data Rate.
  
     2.  Compact Disc Recordable (CD-R).
  
     3.  Call Data Record.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Contents of Decrement part of Register
  cdr
  
      (cdr) /ku'dr/ or /kuh'dr/ The right-hand element of
     a Lisp cons cell.
  
     (2014-11-09)
  

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