cable - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cable”

See all translations

cable

noun
 
 
/ˈkeɪbl/ COMMUNICATIONS
[C or U] a set of covered wires or fibres that electrical or electronic signals travel through: lay/install cable Hotels use Wi-Fi to provide in-room access without having to lay cable. ethernet/fibre-optic/network/power cable
[U] the system of sending television programmes or phone signals along wires under the ground: This channel is only available on cable.
→  See also cable television
(Definition of cable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More