Cable may refer to:

Nautical cable, an assembly of three or more ropes woven against the weave of the ropes, rendering it virtually waterproof
Wire rope, a type of rope which consists of several strands of metal wire laid into a helix

Arresting cable, part of a system used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands
Bowden cable, a mechanical cable for transmitting force
Flexible shaft, the rotational analogue of Bowden cable; transmits torque

Rope generally, especially a thick, heavy (“cable laid”) variety


Electrical cable, an assembly of one or more wires which may be insulated, used for transmission of electrical power or signals

Coaxial cable, an electrical cable comprising an inner conductor surrounded by a flexible, tubular insulating layer, surrounded by a tubular conducting shield
Power cable, a cable used to transmit electrical power
Submarine communications cable, a cable laid on the sea bed to carry telecommunication signals between land-based stations

Optical fiber cable, a cable containing one or more optical fibers

Communication by cable

Cable television, a system of providing television programs to consumers via electrical cables
Cable Internet access, a form of broadband Internet access that uses the cable television infrastructure
Cablegram (also known as a telegram or just a “cable”), a text message transmitted via electrical telegraph

Diplomatic cable, a confidential text message exchanged between a diplomatic mission and the foreign ministry of its parent country

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