Jukebox definition

jo͝okbŏks
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A coin-operated player of recorded music, used in restaurants, bars, etc.: a record, disc, etc. is chosen by pushing a button.
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A coin-operated machine that plays recorded music; it has push-buttons to make selections.
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A money-operated machine that plays music, usually equipped with pushbuttons for the selection of particular recordings.
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Any device for playing CDs, accessing CD-ROMs, etc., in which one of several discs may be selected for use.
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A storage device for multiple CD-ROMs, DVDs, tape cartridges or disk modules. Using carousels, robot arms and other methods, a jukebox physically moves the storage medium from its assigned location to an optical or magnetic station for reading and writing. Access between modules can take several seconds. Jukeboxes were popular when CD-ROMs and removable cartridges were widely used prior to the commercial Internet. See digital jukebox and vinyl record.
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(computing) An automated carousel for the storage and retrieval of tapes, CD-ROMs, etc.
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(computing, by extension) A software application capable of replaying tracks from a digital music collection.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jukebox
Plural:
jukeboxes

Origin of jukebox

  • juke (“roadside café”) +‎ box

    From Wiktionary