Word forms: (regular plural) twisted pairs
(Electrical engineering: Communication) A twisted pair is a pair of wires that are twisted together to reduce interference.
⇒ The effect of stray magnetic fields can be minimized by using twisted pair leads and by avoiding loops in which an emf could be induced. ⇒ It is common for untwisted cables to couple RF into equipment when used as loudspeaker
cable, and for the interference problems to be solved when it is replaced by an unshielded
twisted pair. ⇒ A twisted pair is a pair of wires that are twisted together to reduce interference.
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