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cable meaning

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Synonyms of "cable""cable" in a sentence
  • Noun: cable  keybul
    1. A telegram sent abroad
      - cablegram, overseas telegram 
    2. A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
      - line, transmission line 
    3. A very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire 
    4. A nautical unit of depth
      - cable length, cable's length 
    5. Television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
      - cable television 
    6. A television system that transmits over cables
      - cable television, cable system, cable television service
    Verb: cable  keybul
    1. Send cables, wires, or telegrams
      - telegraph, wire 
    2. Fasten with a cable
      "cable trees"

    Derived forms: cabling, cables, cabled

    See also: funicular

    Type of: conductor, fasten, fix, linear measure, linear unit, rope, secure, telecasting, telecommunicate, telegram, television, television system, TV, video, wire

    Part of: phone system, suspension bridge, telephone system

    Encyclopedia: Cable, Illinois Cable, Fiber-Optic Cable Cable, Wisconsin Cable, WI Cable, Ohio

  • [Architecture]

    An electric conductor consisting of a group of smaller-diameter conductor strands twisted together.


    A group of electric conductors which are insulated from each other.


    Any heavy rope or wire line used for support, for exerting a force, or for controlling a mechanism.


    One of the reedings which are set into the flutes of a pilaster or column.

  • [Business]


    1 [C,U]

    a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber, that carries electricity, telephone signals, etc:

    Connect the printer cable to your PC.

    fibre-optic cable

    Roads have been dug up to lay underground cables.

    the cable that connects the screen to the computer


    The company plans to use its cable network to provide Internet access to its television customers.

    3 (IT ) [U]

    a way of connecting a computer to the Internet using a cable:

    Cable and DSL connections are much faster than a standard modem.

    a high-speed cable modem

    Cable broadband allows you watch movies online.


  • [Electronics]
    1. A usually flexible (but sometimes rigid) medium, via which electrical power or signals are transferred. Although the term is occasionally applied to a single conductor, especially when it is a braid or weave of a number of wires, cable usually means a bundle of separate, insulated wires or strands of fiberoptic material.

  • [Finance]
    Exchange rate between British pound sterling and the U.S. dollar.

  • [Computer]
    <communications, hardware> A type of modem that allows people to access the Internet via their cable television service.

    A cable modem can transfer data at 500 kbps or higher, compared with 28.8 kbps for common telephone line modems, but the actual transfer rates may be lower depending on the number of other simultaneous users on the same cable.

    Industry pundits often point out that the cable system still does not have the bandwidth or service level in many areas to make this feasible. For example, it has to be capable of two-way communication.

    See also: DOCSIS.
  • News of his death was cabled to his family.
  • The cables were wrenched from their fastenings.
  • The new ship cut her cable and slipped into the water.
  • She had fired off the repentant cable.
  • Two great towers support four huge cables.
  • A cable connects a continuous line of buckets.
  • Check a cable when it 's running out.
  • Do not forget to cable us as soon as you arrive.
  • This type of cable is generally referred to as a streamer.
  • The cables are parallel and equidistant from each other.
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