Definition of twisted pair in English:

twisted pair


  • A cable consisting of two wires twisted around each other, used especially for telephone or computer applications.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘As long as you have a choice, buy the twisted pair cables.’
    • ‘It is composed of a twisted pair of 20 gauge stranded, stainless steel conductors covered with black insulation.’
    • ‘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.’


twisted pair

/ˈtwistid pe(ə)r/ /ˈtwɪstɪd pɛ(ə)r/