cable modem

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of cable modem

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

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First Known Use of cable modem

1981

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CABLE MODEM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cable modem for English Language Learners

  • : 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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