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  Definition of cable
  1. a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  2. a television system transmitted over cables
  3. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  4. a telegram sent abroad
  5. television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
  6. a nautical unit of depth
  7. send cables, wires, or telegrams
  8. fasten with a cable; "cable trees"
Similar Words: cable television, cable system, cable television service, line, transmission line, cablegram, overseas telegram, cable length, cable's length, telegraph, wire

 

Hyponyms: ground cable, coaxial cable, coax, coax cable, electrical cable, fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable, power line, power cable, printer cable

 

Part Meronyms: suspension bridge, telephone system, phone system, cable television, cable system, cable television service

 

Derivational Morphology: telegraph, wire, telegram, wirer, telegrapher, telegraphist, telegraph operator, telegraphy, cablegram, overseas telegram

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: kabel   Esperanto: kablo  
French: câble   German: Kabel  
Hebrew: כבל   Hungarian: kábel  
Indonesian: kabel   Interlingua: cable  
Italian: cavo   Japanese: ケーブル  
Latvian: kabelis   Polish: lina  
Russian: трос   Spanish: cable  
Swedish: kabel   Turkish: kablo  
 
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