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coaxial cable

noun

, Electricity.
  1. a cable that consists of an insulated conducting tube through which a central, insulated conductor runs, used for transmitting high-frequency telephone, telegraph, digital, or television signals.


coaxial cable

noun

  1. a cable consisting of an inner insulated core of stranded or solid wire surrounded by an outer insulated flexible wire braid, used esp as a transmission line for radio-frequency signals Often shortened tocoax


coaxial cable

/ kō-ăksē-əl /

  1. A cable consisting of an electrically conductive wire surrounded by a layer of insulating material, a layer of shielding material, and an outer layer of insulating material, usually plastic or rubber. The purpose of the shielding layer is to reduce external electrical interference. Coaxial cables are used for transmission of high-frequency audio, video, computer network and other signals.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coaxial cable1

First recorded in 1935–40
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Example Sentences

Right now, many get their internet routed to their homes through coaxial cable networks, while some are still dependent on DSL-copper phone lines, which are even slower.

From Vox

Inside this anchor tube ran the thick coaxial cable that fed three-phase electric power from the atomic pile to the ship.

The probe looked like an aluminum pipe but was really a special tube built like a segment of coaxial cable.

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