coaxial cable

Definitions

Construction

  • A cable consisting of a tube of conducting material surrounding a central conductor. The tube is separated from contact with the cable by insulation. Coaxial cable is usedto transmit telephone, telegraph, television, and computer signals.

Electronics

  • A concentric two-conductor transmission line in which the center conductor is surrounded by a dielectric, which is surrounded by the second conductor, which in turn is surrounded by the protective jacket. The center conductor is also known as inner conductor, while the other is known as the outer conductor. Such cables produce almost no external fields, nor are they too susceptible to them. This makes them well-suited for a variety of applications, including their use in transmitting cable TV, linking computer networks, and for various radio applications. Also called coax, coax cable, coaxial line, coax line, coaxial transmission line, concentric cable, concentric line, or cable (3).
  • synonymcoax cable
  • synonymcoax line
  • synonymcoaxial line
  • synonymcoaxial transmission line
  • synonymconcentric cable
  • synonymconcentric line
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