Meaning of “DSL” in the English Dictionary

"DSL" in American English

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abbreviation for digital subscriber line (= a system for sending and receiving information at high speeds over ordinary telephone lines):

In some respects, DSL is superior to cable for Internet access.

(Definition of “DSL” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"DSL" in Business English

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DSLnoun [ U ]


abbreviation for Digital Subscriber Line: a technology that uses ordinary phone lines to provide a fast connection to the internet without interrupting phone service:

DSL in Japan is often five to ten times as fast as what is widely offered by U.S. cable providers, generally viewed as the fastest American carriers.

(Definition of “DSL” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)