One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cable consisting of two wires twisted around each other, used especially for telephone or computer applications.
- ‘It is composed of a twisted pair of 20 gauge stranded, stainless steel conductors covered with black insulation.’
- ‘The standard in commercial installations and in new homes where data applications are likely to be found is a jacketed, unshielded cable that contains four twisted pairs.’
- ‘The wiring in our house is connected to a local exchange carrier's central office via a twisted pair.’
- ‘Either you rip up your walls, and run Cat5e unshielded twisted pair cables, or use your existing phone lines, AC power, or add in wireless.’
- ‘As long as you have a choice, buy the twisted pair cables.’
twisted pair/ˈtwistid pe(ə)r/
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