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An electrical cord.
Cord consisting of twisted fiber.

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From Old French corde < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] chorda < Ancient Greek (Doric) χορδά (khorda), Ionic χορδή (khorde) "string of gut, the string of a lyre"

Noun

cord (countable except where indicated; plural cords)

  1. A long, thin, flexible length of twisted strands of fibre/fiber, for example rope; (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
    The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
    He looped some cord around his fingers.
  2. A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
  3. A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
  4. (in plural cords) See cords.
  5. A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.

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[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] cor

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cord m. (plural corduri)

  1. (anatomy) heart

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