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A cable is two or more wires bound together. May be protected by a sheath which covers all the wires. Cables can also act as carriers for other media, including optical fibers.

A bowden cable is a type of flexible sheathed cable used to transmit mechanical force.

See also: rope, cable modem, DOCSIS

Types of cable

The term cable is sometimes used for the cable length, unit of measure.
Cable is also used in reference to cable television.
Cable (comics) is a comic book superhero in the fictional Marvel Universe.