from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cable consisting of a conducting outer metal tube that encloses and is insulated from a central conducting core, used primarily for the transmission of high-frequency signals. Also called coaxial line.
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- n. A transmission line, consisting of a conducting wire surrounded by an insulated spacer, surrounded by a cylindrical conducting sheath; used to carry high frequency signals such as TV.
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- n. a transmission line for high-frequency signals
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From the firing unit emerged the single coaxial cable that dropped through the floor and down the tower to the open switch in the "privy", a switch that wouldn't be closed for a week now if Oppy's estimate was correct.
This misaligned all the optics; the image in the security monitor would go black but there'd be no alarm, which would happen if the coaxial cable were cut.