cable modem

noun

Definition of cable modem

: 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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First Known Use of cable modem

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cable modem was in 1981

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1 Mar 2021

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“Cable modem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cable%20modem. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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cable modem

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cable modem

: a device that connects a computer to a network (such as the Internet) through the same kind of cable used for cable television

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