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cablenoun

uk   us   /ˈkeɪ.bl̩/

cable noun (WIRE)

B2 [C or U] a set of wires, covered by plastic, that carries electricity, phone signals, etc.: a length of cable The road has been dug up in order to lay cables. overhead power cables
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cable noun (SYSTEM)

B1 [U] the system of sending television programmes or phone signals along wires under the ground: The office has gone over to cable. cable TV This channel is only available on cable.
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cableverb

uk   us   /ˈkeɪ.bl̩/
[T usually passive] UK (also cable up) to put cables under the ground in an area so that television or phone signals can be sent along them: Many rural areas have not yet been cabled. You will have to buy a satellite dish or get cabled up.
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