Cable
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A nautical unit of horizontal distance defined as 0.1 nautical mile = 185.2 m.

Historically, a cable was defined as equal to 600 ft (100 fathoms).

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66.7

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Middle School
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    Transmission medium of copper wire or optical fiber wrapped in a protective cover.

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    18.4

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    College
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  • Cable: A conductor with insulation, or a stranded conductor with or without insulation and other coverings (single-conductor cable), or a combination of conductors insulated from one another (multiple-conductor cable). 

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    16.1

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    College
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  • "Cable": Foreign exchange. The sterling/US dollar spot exchange rate. (Named after the undersea cable which was formerly used to communicate these transactions.)
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    44.6

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    High School
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  • "Cable" means a stranded conductor (single-conductor cable) or a combination of conductors insulated from one another (multiple-conductor cable).
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    4.6

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    Graduate School
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  • A flexible connector such as a rope, chain or the like.

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    For class 049

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    80.3

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    Elementary School
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  • An elongated, flexible assembly of two or more elongated conductors intended to transmit electricity from one end to the other, the conductors being electrically insulated from one another but physically held together in association with one another. Note. The two or more physically associated but mutually insulated conductors are usually further enclosed within an outer protective or insulating covering or sheath. Note. A stranded, wire-type conductor is considered to be a single conductor.

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    For class 439

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    15.8

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    College
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  • A transmission line or group of transmission lines mechanically assembled into a complex flexible form. Note: The conductors are insulated and are closely spaced and usually have a common outer cover which may be an electric portion of the cable. In communication cables, an insulated conductor or combination of electric conductors that are insulated from each other. A shield is usually provided. Further, an assembly of one or more conductors within an enveloping protective sheath, constructed to allow use of the conductors separately or in groups, such as a coaxial cable or optical cable.

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    For class 725

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    27.6

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    College
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  • A flaccid, elongated, flexible element which can transmit force only when under tension.

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    For class 187

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    30.9

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    College
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    Wire rope consisting of several strands twisted together.

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    40.1

    FK Grade Level
    High School
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