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"cable" in British English

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cablenoun

uk   /ˈkeɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈkeɪ.bəl/
  • 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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cableverb

uk   /ˈkeɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈkeɪ.bəl/
(Definition of cable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cablenoun

us   /ˈkeɪ·bəl/
  • 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] us   /ˈkeɪ·bəl/
(Definition of cable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cable" in Business English

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cablenoun

uk   /ˈkeɪbl/ us   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.
(Definition of cable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“cable” in British English

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