coaxial cable

noun

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

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1935

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COAXIAL CABLE Defined for English Language Learners

coaxial cable

Definition of coaxial cable for English Language Learners

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


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