Meaning of CABLE in English

CABLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cable channel (= using signals sent through a wire )

ABC announced its plans for a new cable channel.

cable car

cable modem

cable railway

cable television

cable/satellite TV

jumper cables

satellite/cable television

They have a dish for satellite television.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The big cable company said it needed the rate increase to pay for past expenses and future investments.

It coincided with a big cable show in Anaheim.

coaxial

On signal-bearing computer leads, twisted-wire coaxial cables curb some types of interference.

These providers depend on coaxial cable as transport roads and will help determine which broadband applications and services the viewing public prefers.

That sort of thinking is now as obsolete as the coaxial cable .

This has generated some confusing comparisons between the capability of optical fibre and coaxial cables .

Cable television providers are either upgrading their coaxial cable or installing fiber optic links.

Ethernet cables are very similar to television aerial coaxial cable.

Cable systems traditionally use coaxial cable and a series of amplifiers throughout the distribution network.

electric

Be careful to avoid walking on, or tripping over, electric cables .

This consisted of one box with a battery connected to the thin electric cable that was also the ferret's line.

If there are no electric cables , you can replace the fuses without worry.

The water wheel was constructed from an electric cable spool.

Only 20% of electric cables are buried beneath the streets in Tokyo, compared with 100% in London and Paris.

Use only outdoor waterproof fittings for electric cables .

The vehicles are modified Daimler Benz buses, powered by diesel engines or by overhead electric cables .

They also abandoned thousands of miles of electric cables and water pipes to rot in the ground.

large

I was representing a young boy who had been injured playing in the railroad yards on a large cable spool.

Continental has 346, 000 subscribers throughout the region and is the largest cable operator in Los Angeles.

According to one 1991 report, fifty-seven such programs were running in twenty-four of the hundred largest cable markets.

local

A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel.

Obviously, local newspapers, by definition, have more community identification than local cable systems and radio and television stations.

new

In these cases a new cable is called for.

The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.

That same month, the corporation announced new high-speed cable and satellite services of the kind that Mercury plans to offer.

Both could assume roles on the new cable network.

A new gondola cable car will take you to dizzy heights, enabling you to appreciate the mountains in their true splendour.

optic

He also seemed unaware of the great progress in laying fibre optic cable around the country, mainly between cities.

Because fiber optic cable has a greater bandwidth capacity than coaxial cable, it can send more channels to subscribers' homes.

If given the go-ahead, pictures from the wreck will be sent ashore by fibre optic cable to Liverpool by satellite.

Experience suggests that the importance of fiber optic cable for international transmission is likely to grow.

Katya braced herself and transferred her being over the fibre-\#optic cable .

All the modules are linked using a redundant fibre optic cable .

overhead

The section of line between Wilton and Lackenby would carry power from the generators to the main overhead cable via a sub-station.

Oil slicks, overhead cables and pollution are all death traps for birds.

The vehicles are modified Daimler Benz buses, powered by diesel engines or by overhead electric cables .

Our worst experience was when a ladder we were moving from A to B hit an overhead cable .

He claimed his research had shown links between high-voltage overhead cables and cancer clusters.

The crane being used touched an eleven thousand volt overhead power cable .

underground

Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.

■ NOUN

car

The Patscherkofel cable car is a stone's throw away, and the bus to Innsbruck stops nearby.

These were filled with images of street scenes, of clattering cable cars and the sound of the foghorns on Alcatraz.

A trip by cable car or monorail gives the best view of the 180-acre site, four miles from Exmoor.

The accidents, which involved streetcars and cable cars , caused $ 3. 6 million in damages and injured 10 people.

It is centrally situated, and a ten minute walk from the cable car which leads to some magnificent mountain walks.

Getting into the precarious cable car , the ebullient engineer had himself hauled to the far side and back again.

The lava had already damaged a tourist complex and put a cable car out of action.

With its vintage cable cars and cosmopolitan restaurants, the city is brimming with urbane sophistication.

channel

There are now 21 talk shows on daytime television; two cable channels run them around the clock.

The show also runs on other cable channels .

Only one in four cable channels managed to gain market share in prime time last year.

A student-produced news program broadcasts once a week on a local cable channel .

His departure from Time Warner coincided with sluggish operating results at the cable channel .

The goal is to offer its customers hundreds of new cable channels and video services.

Most basic cable channels have one or more fashion programs.

There is an elite number of cable channels that reach the 70 million subscriber mark.

company

For one thing, cable companies are ahead on certain technologies, such as digital compression.

Soon after he does, phone and cable companies will follow through on long-held plans to broaden their offerings.

He was joined by two fellow clerks from a cable company .

On top of that, cable companies have developed a reputation over the years for less-than-stellar customer service.

By comparison coaxial cable , of the type need to cable homes, will cost the cable company around 16p a metre.

The big cable company said it needed the rate increase to pay for past expenses and future investments.

The big question is whether other cable companies will follow pioneers such as Comcast.

She expects other major cable companies will follow suit.

industry

You would think then that the cable industry is well-positioned to elbow its way in to the Internet.

Plans also are on the drawing board to develop chips for the cable industry .

The cable industry faces daunting technical challenges.

A cable industry trade group said the technological exemption has not been clearly defined by legal tests.

Alongside the sale of the television receivers themselves, a massive broadcast and cable industry has emerged.

The Primestar satellite effort has put the cable industry in the odd position of competing against itself.

The cable industry may find a technical nightmare on its hands coupled with huge expenditures and potential losses.

People in the cable industry corroborate these findings.

modem

This includes rental of a cable modem .

Check to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for using a cable modem .

Home plans to get its first batch of cable modems from Motorola.

It reiterated that it will work with other cable modem makers, noting that 3Com Corp. will enter the market.

The development of cable modems is also in its infancy.

A cable modem comes as part of the service.

I've found this to be the case-more often than not-with my cable modem service.

I have seen the future and it is a cable modem .

network

The growth of cable networks is even more of a threat.

Another characteristic of the industry is that larger MSOs often may have financial interests in cable networks and programming they carry.

When he ran a small cable network in San Francisco, Hindery refused to carry the sport.

U S West also has its own cable network in Atlanta.

Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.

Philips said it took the stake as part of its policy to expand in the new electronic media and cable networks .

Two commercial radio broadcasters, two television stations and cable networks provide more news.

Both could assume roles on the new cable network .

news

Some of this decline is attributed to competition from cable news channels and from local news broadcasts.

The shoddy performance of the networks and cable news channels is indefensible.

The session started early and finished late, and was broadcast live on all cable news channels.

operator

On something of a buying binge lately and snapping up smaller cable operators , Cogeco is itself seen as a takeover target.

This constraint will fade over the next few years as more cable operators upgrade their systems and add more services.

Continental has 346, 000 subscribers throughout the region and is the largest cable operator in Los Angeles.

And cable operators are doing all they can to get the government to prevent phone companies from carrying video programming.

Discussions are being held with a major cable operator .

A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator .

Eye on People is struggling to persuade cable operators to carry it.

pattern

This will give you enough width to work on more than one cable pattern at a time.

Once you have stocking stitch between simple lace strips you can transfer the stocking stitches to make a narrow cable pattern also.

You might also prefer to work to a looser tension for this type of all over cable pattern .

The squares of cable patterns can also be used attractively with squares of plain stocking stitch placed alternately.

Above we have a neat little cable pattern that is useful as a simple interruption of stocking stitch along a complete garment.

power

It's not been proved that children living near power cables are more likely to develop leukaemia.

A power cable stretches from a socket in the wall into the bathroom. that's interesting.

You look again at that power cable .

Plug in the monitor, keyboard and mains power cables and switch on.

But it wasn't a telephone cable , it was a power cable carrying 11,000 volts.

Take care to keep the power cable out of the path of electric mowers.

The effect of the burning power cables was to send much of the instrumentation around the reactor into confusion.

The crane being used touched an eleven thousand volt overhead power cable .

programme

The same provision is made for words spoken on a cable programme .

service

Price cuts of 10% on basic cable services are already being imposed.

For March, Viacom raised its standard cable service rate 32.

Black Entertainment Television, though only available through cable services , reaches about 40 million homes.

Bundling phone and cable service to its Bay Area customers is a major strategic goal.

subscriber

The monthly charge is $ 40 for current cable subscribers and $ 60 for nonsubscribers.

Only 10 to 15 percent of cable subscribers currently are served by the kind of infrastructure required to support the Home operation.

Almost 95 percent of cable subscribers have access to 30-54 channels, while 35 percent of subscribers receive 54 or more channels.

system

The cable system which united the world was already almost complete by 1880; its completion made world prices a reality.

Migration from an existing cable system is relatively straight forward.

This percentage is likely to decrease as a result of improvements in cable systems .

Cable operators will be able to download software through the cable system into the set-tops.

He says the city wants to establish a citywide internet connection through the cable system .

A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator.

television

The first is to lay around 100 miles of cable television and telephone duct in Edinburgh for United Artists.

Telephone companies may also begin to provide cable television and other video services.

A project almost as big as the Channel Tunnel is now under way to bring cable television to every house in Britain.

But it will give affluent viewers a foretaste of life with cable television .

The day the City of Tucson awarded the first municipal cable television contract to Cox Cable.

I was doing a senior thesis in college on cable television economic law and all the regulations related thereto.

A coalition of cable television and long-distance carriers predicts it will take until next spring.

■ VERB

connect

Then connect the cable cores to the faceplate and attach it as before.

Option 1 is to connect the supply cable as a spur to an existing loop-in ceiling rose or junction box.

include

This includes rental of a cable modem.

Scientists tested 131 products, including toys, video cables , phone cords, place mats and other household items.

lay

The modern purpose-built vessel which operates from Southampton, is used to lay and repair subsea cable .

A submarine would have to lay a long cable right alongside the commercial cable and then pick up the traffic by induction.

He assured Field that it was possible to lay a cable on the ocean floor.

To double the number you just lay another cable alongside the first.

offer

Within nine months, he said, the company will offer 125-channel cable on its wireless services.

A cable system has two types of customers-advertisers and consumers who subscribe to a package of programming offered by the cable operator.

Government policy should not undermine free broadcasting in favor of pay services offered by cable , phone and satellite companies.

provide

Telephone companies may also begin to provide cable television and other video services.

Larger cities would see regulations lifted by at least 1999, or sooner if the telephone companies start providing cable television.

The bandwidth provided by cable will allow customer connections to the Internet at speeds greater than those provided by telephone company facilities.

run

The winch man was running out the cable , allowing the barrage balloon to rise.

The show also runs on other cable channels.

Then run in the spur cable and fit the new socket as before.

It will raise an antenna and run a cable from the truck to a camera to record pictures of the burning building.

Alongside, or occasionally entwined with the bones, ran the army telegraph cable !

Their video-age medicine shows run on dozens of cable and broadcast outlets in the wee hours.

When he ran a small cable network in San Francisco, Hindery refused to carry the sport.

When working with a hedge trimmer, run the supply cable over one shoulder well away from the blades.

use

Today, semaphore signalling is still used at sea, where it is impossible to use wires or cable for communication.

Check to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for using a cable modem.

And now the White Paper clears the way for these to be used by cable stations.

Cable systems traditionally use coaxial cable and a series of amplifiers throughout the distribution network.

The earliest form of submarine cable telegraphy: manual simplex working using a cable code key.

They become illegal only when they are used to defraud cable companies.

Now it plans to use its underground cable network to offer customers a telephone service as well.

The Democracy Network would use cable , telephone, television, and computer transmissions.

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high-tension wires/cables etc

Take the walk along the Humber Bridge with the wind nagging the high-tension cables.

The Kinner field almost qualified; it had two sets of high-tension wires on its eastern perimeter.

lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc

Compact the base, then lay concrete, using a 1 cement to 5 parts ballast mix.

During the week I found work in town painting houses, laying carpets and delivering telephone books.

Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.

Why didn't he lay concrete you ask?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cable channel

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cable operators will be able to download software through the cable system into the set-tops.

Additionally, it read all cable traffic entering and leaving Britain.

During the war, obtaining cable traffic presented no problem because of mandatory cable censorship.

I wonder if an old John Wayne movie is showing on cable ?

It is convenient to the railway station and only a 10 minute walk from the Schilthorn cable car.

She set off to walk a mile to the mountain cable car on Wednesday.

Their video-age medicine shows run on dozens of cable and broadcast outlets in the wee hours.

This was done by cable to Parastaev, who by then was back in Moscow as general-secretary of the Society.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

network

He brought together the network , cable , local affiliates and studio executives and helped broker the agreement for voluntary ratings.

service

Satellite is more established because there cable companies take the service from the satellite and pipe it to customers.

television

By way of exception, the Regulations do not give the Director General powers in relation to commercial radio and television advertisements or to cable advertisements.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

high-tension wires/cables etc

Take the walk along the Humber Bridge with the wind nagging the high-tension cables.

The Kinner field almost qualified; it had two sets of high-tension wires on its eastern perimeter.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

She cabled her parents and told them she was going to the Salvation Army College in London.

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