cable
  • One or more electric conductors bundled together and encased by a protective sheath. The contained conductors are insulated from each other. Also called wire (3).
  • One or more optical fibers bundled together and encased by a protective sheath. Generally used for telecommunications. Such cables usually consist of three layers, which are the core, its surrounding cladding, and the protective jacket. Also called fiber-optic cable, optical cable, or light cable.

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