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transmission line

noun, Electricity
1.
a system of conductors, as coaxial cable, a wave guide, or a pair of parallel wires, used to transmit signals.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples for transmission line
  • They also take into account transmission line losses.
  • Also called a transmission line enable: verb: to empower or allow.
  • Also called a transmission line lightning: noun: sudden electrical discharge from clouds.
  • Add electrical transmission line losses and, all else being equal, even battery powered cars aren't all that green.
  • Requires energy storage facilities to furnish electricity when required and/or significant transmission line upgrades.
  • In fact, there's no reason why photons need to stop at the end of a transmission line.
  • The sensor itself is a small, spiral-shaped microwave circuit, which acts as a transmission line and emits electromagnetic waves.
  • Each amplifier typically adds a million dollars to the price of a long-distance transmission line.
  • Instead, each transmission line and power plant must fend for itself, shutting down when power flows spike or sag.
  • Researchers examine what would happen if wind farms were connected by a transmission line.
British Dictionary definitions for transmission line

transmission line

noun
1.
a coaxial cable, waveguide, or other system of conductors that transfers electrical signals from one location to another Sometimes shortened to line
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