twisted pair

What is twisted pair?

twisted pair meaning A pair of thin-diameter insulated wires commonly used in telephone wiring. The wires are twisted around each other to minimize interference from other twisted pairs in the cable. Twisted pairs have less bandwidth than coaxial cable or optical fiber. Abbreviated UTP for Unshielded Twisted Pair. Syn: twisted wire pair.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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