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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.
Also called coax.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for coaxial cable
  • The introduction of coaxial cable, which is a pure copper or copper-coated wire surrounded by insulation and an aluminum covering.
  • The video program is sent to the subscriber's television using coaxial cable or fiber optics.
  • Cable companies often use coaxial cable to transmit or send television shows to your television.
  • One example of such a device is coaxial cable: one cable formed as a cylinder around another.
  • Ported coaxial cable systems should be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications.
British Dictionary definitions for coaxial cable

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 to coax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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coaxial cable in Science
coaxial cable
  (kō-āk'sē-əl)   

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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coaxial cable in Technology

hardware
A kind of cable with a solid central conductor surrounded by insulator, in turn surrounded by a cylindrical shield woven from fine wires. It is used to carry high frequency signals such as video or radio. The shield is usually connected to electrical ground to reduce electrical interference.
(1995-03-28)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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