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 The administration said the rearview cameras have a solid core coaxial cable used to send the feed from the rearview camera to the vehicle's center display. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2021 Sometimes your site will also have a coaxial cable connection to hook your trailer up to cable TV. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Oct. 2021 Physical phone, coaxial cable, or fiber optic hookups are rare in the country. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 2 Apr. 2021 Typically, that's the black box with a coaxial cable going into it, and the Verizon or Comcast logo somewhere. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2021 After plugging your gateway in and connecting the coaxial cable, connect a computer to the device with an ethernet cable. Peter Mcpherson,, 11 Mar. 2021 The speeds were delivered over a hybrid fiber-cable network, with the coaxial cable providing the final connection into the home. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 8 Oct. 2020 Each apartment had coaxial cable installed, configured for 50Mbps symmetrical connections to the building's 1Gbps WAN via Positron Access MOCA equipment—but there was no provision for wired networking within the units themselves. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 22 Sep. 2020 This can be accomplished via a coaxial cable, an ethernet cable, or even through your home's electrical wiring. Allen Foster,, 4 Aug. 2020 See More

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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