electric cable

Definitions

Construction

  • An electric conductor comprising several smaller-diameter strands that are twisted together.
  • A group of electric conductors that are insulated from one another.

Electronics

  • One or more electric conductors bundled together and encased by a protective sheath. Such cables are usually made with copper or aluminum, or an alloy based on either of them. Used, for instance, for the delivery of electricity to industrial, commercial, or residential locations, or to power electric locomotives. Also called electric line.
  • synonymelectric line
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