co·​ax·​i·​al | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce coaxial (audio) \

Definition of coaxial

1 : having coincident axes
2 : mounted on concentric shafts

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Other Words from coaxial

coaxially \ (ˌ)kō-​ˈak-​sē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce coaxial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of coaxial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no optical output provided but the coaxial output has a higher bit rate than an optical connection. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 June 2021 These coaxial cables were originally installed for cable TV services, but in the mid-90’s the technology to use the same cable for internet services was introduced. Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 22 June 2021 For digitally connecting it to an audio system, such as for use with an outboard Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the MB20 has one each of coaxial and optical inputs and outputs. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Adoption of mobile devices and mobile broadband took off rapidly in certain societies there without having to take the intermediate steps of investment in infrastructure like underground coaxial cabling. Ian Mcdonough, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Alternatively, there’s a coaxial input for hooking up a CD player or other external digital device. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 The turret also features a coaxial 7.62-millimeter machine gun. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2021 The first thing the eye notices about the S-97 is its twin, coaxial overhead rotors. Lee Roop |, al, 15 Apr. 2021 At the rear, are all the physical inputs for devices like turntables, computer, line-level analog, HDMI, as well as optical and coaxial ports, enabling almost any audio kit to be connected. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of coaxial

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coaxial was in 1881

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“Coaxial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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