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Cable

Exchange rate between British pound sterling and the U.S. dollar.

Cable

1. Informal; the exchange rate between the British pound and the U.S. dollar. This term is used by currency traders, and it originates from the transatlantic cables used to wire the exchange rate between the two currencies in the 19th century.

2. Informal for the GBP.
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It means that the behaviour of a classical suspension bridge can be defined by the behaviour of a rigid cable obtained as a result of the synthesis between a flexible cable and a girder.
The MegaPhase cables perform exceptionally well in labs that need rapid connect and disconnects, flexible cables to function in limited space, and phase stability," he adds.
Yamaichi will also be introducing several new product lines for high-speed flexible cable, rigid and flexible printed circuit board (PCB) and printed wiring assembly (PWA) service on an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) basis.
The system includes a precision 3-lead platinum RTD probe, match-calibrated 4-20 mA transmitter and loop-powered indicator in a washdown compatible enclosure, ruggedized Teflon covered flexible cable, and a polyethylene vial that lets the sensor mimic the thermal response of other freezer contents.
The device is then locked to the car steering wheel, using a flexible cable, and it costs from pounds 17.
The SP1 String Pot transducer uses a flexible cable, spring-loaded spool and a potentiometer to detect and measure linear position.
COUNTRYSIDE: You need two trees or stout posts, heavy steel cable, four or more clamps, lighter, more flexible cable or chain, a galvanized swivel and something galvanized to slide on the cable or a pully; a bull snap; a heavy duty Collar or a length of chain inside a piece of rubber hose.
A flexible cable with a metal knob at one end - a "vein stripper" - would be used.
Oknaian, the Daily News' entry, correctly spelled ``catenary'' (the curve taken up by a chain or flexible cable hanging freely) in the first round before taking on 25 brain-teasers in a second-round written test.
a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, introduces an all new family of low profile right angle high performance flexible cable assemblies.
The E-stop AS-i enabled has only one flexible cable that clips the E-stop and base connector together for easy installation.

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