cable modem


plural cable modems
: a modem for connecting a computer to a network over a cable television line

Examples of cable modem in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cable modem was in 1981

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“Cable modem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

cable modem

: a modem used to connect a computer to the Internet over a cable television line

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