Meaning of mainsborne in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmeɪnzbɔːn/


Electrical Engineering
  • 1Of an electrical signal, a voltage fluctuation, etc.: carried by the electricity mains system.

  • 2(Frequently in form Mainsborne.) Designating control systems or equipment that transmit electrical signals over the mains network, especially for the purpose of automatically reading customers' meters.


1970s; earliest use found in Electronic Engineering. From the plural of main + borne.