What Does Dvd-r And Dvd+r Mean ?

Can someone explain the dvd-r and dvd+r, what the difference? What does all this mean?. I burned my first dvd last night and i know it was a dvdr, not sure if it had a + or -. I want to pick some up this weekend but not sure what to buy. Also where is a good place to buy or order online. Any info would be appreciated. This may be helpful. Burner: dvd+/-rw 16x+ nec nd-3500a bk w/sw
Player: dvd asus 16x

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