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English definition of “cable”

cable

noun  /ˈkeɪ·bəl/ us  

cable noun (WIRE)

[C/U] (a length of) wire, esp. twisted into thick, strong rope or used to carry electricity: [C] They dug up the road in order to lay phone cables.

cable noun (MESSAGE)

[C] (in the past) a message sent by electric signal
cable
verb [I/T]  /ˈkeɪ·bəl/ us  
(Definition of cable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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