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Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2003 

Short for DVD+ReWritable, a re-recordable DVD format similar to CD-RW. The data on a DVD+RW disc can be erased and recorded over numerous times without damaging the medium. DVD+RW and DVD+R formats are supported by Philips, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Ricoh, Yamaha and others.

For comparison and contrast, see DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD-RAM.

Also see DVD Formats Explained in the Did You Know . . . ? section of Webopedia.

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