head·​end | \ ˈhed-ˌend How to pronounce headend (audio) \

Definition of headend

: equipment or a facility which receives communications signals (such as cable television broadcasts) for distribution to a local region

Examples of headend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January 2006, PC Services — or Groveland LLC — installed $300,000 worth of headend equipment on its own because residents were beginning to move in and demanding service, according to court records and Bustamante. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Lake County subdivision residents worry over $4.1M jury award in dispute involving cable, phone service," 26 July 2019

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Headend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headend. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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