coaxial cable


Definition of coaxial cable

: a transmission line that consists of a tube of electrically conducting material surrounding a central conductor held in place by insulators and that is used to transmit telegraph, telephone, television, and Internet signals

called also coax cable

Examples of coaxial cable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cable – Cable internet service comes from the same coaxial cable network that is used with cable television. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Best internet deals to save money and maximize speed," 20 Feb. 2020 Connect it to your TV with a coaxial cable, which comes with the antenna, and a nearby outlet. Alicia Kortendick, cleveland, "Upgrade your TV and soundbar before Super Bowl 2020 with these deals," 29 Jan. 2020 Comcast uses a hybrid of fiber optic and coaxial cables to supply most of its Colorado customers, who are concentrated primarily in the northern Front Range and the Interstate 70 corridor. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "5G technology could widen the digital divide in rural Colorado," 29 Dec. 2019 Ochoa-Lopez’s body was found in a garbage can outside the Figueroa home on May 14 with the coaxial cable used to strangle her still around her neck. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Baby cut from strangled mother’s womb dies after weeks on life support," 14 June 2019 The leader of that work, USTC professor Zhu Xiaobo, presented his team’s results at the Shanghai conference, flashing a picture of their prototype on the screen — a shiny tangle of coaxial cables resembling an intricate golden chandelier. Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, "The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront," 18 Aug. 2019 Loyal DirecTV users can attach the coaxial cable from an outdoor antenna into their Genie receiver box, via the Local Channel Converter that DirecTV has been sending for free to customers affected by the CBS blackout. Ron Hurtibise,, "Getting an outdoor antenna to pull in blacked-out CBS? You could create a fire hazard.," 2 Aug. 2019 Unfortunately, doing it right can increase the price of that outdoor antenna well beyond $20 and the cost of coaxial cable. Ron Hurtibise,, "Getting an outdoor antenna to pull in blacked-out CBS? You could create a fire hazard.," 2 Aug. 2019 Goldstone sent the converted signal through regular coaxial cable channels to Mission Control in Houston. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How the Moon Landing Was Filmed," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of coaxial cable

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Coaxial cable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coaxial cable

technical : a type of electric cable that is used to send telegraph, telephone, and television signals

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