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1. string or thin rope made of several twisted strands
2. a length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc., sewn on clothing or used as a belt
3. a ribbed fabric, esp corduroy
4. US and Canadian a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains
5. Anatomy any part resembling a string or rope
6. a unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) A very strong twisted thread of cotton or chemical fiber used in the rubber industry for the manufacture of textile products that serve as semifinished components of rubber goods (such as tires).

(2) A woolen fabric, characterized by a special type of weave that forms longitudinal grooves (3–8 mm wide) along its face. Depending on its strength and thickness, cord is used in the manufacture of dresses, suits, and coats. The heaviest and most durable cord serves as excellent material for automobile upholstery.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

What does it mean when you dream about a cord?

Sometimes restriction, but, alternatively, the bonds we have with others. The umbilical cord indicates dependency, and in those kinds of situations we talk about “cutting the cord.”

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


A small, very flexible insulated cable.
A unit of measure for wood stacked for fuel or pulp; equals 4 × 4 × 8, or 128 cubic feet (approximately 3.6246 cubic meters).
A long, flexible, cylindrical construction of natural or synthetic fibers twisted or woven together.
Strands of material forming the plies in a motor vehicle tire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

electric cord

One or more flexible insulated electric conductors in a flexible insulating covering which is equipped with terminals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cord blood can be used to treat patients with blood diseases -- such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease -- who require a life-saving stem cell transplant.
IT was only this year that I fully understood the importance of private cord blood banking.
The purpose of this study was to explore the clinical efficacy and safety of the use of methylprednisolone succinate in our patients admitted with cervical spine cord injury having incomplete paralysis.
The centre has announced that it is currently training private hospitals in Dubai to collect donated cord blood cells with the aim of increasing the number of donations with ethnic diversity.
The umbilical cord is loaded with stem cells that could treat blood-related disorders such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia, and some immune and metabolic disorders.
(Editor's Note: See related news below from a similar clinical trial that used cord blood stored by Cord Blood Registry.)
Descriptive study was used to assess the patterns of intra-group findings in umbilical cord.
Fox, medical director of the Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas, didn't know at first whether people would donate cord blood mostly for themselves, the public or for research.
Studies have found that most of the blood that passes from the umbilical cord to the baby occurs in the first 60 seconds after delivery.
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The cloud-based development and test environment -- CORD-in-the-Cloud (CiTC) -- simplifies the task of bringing up the solution and allows for one touch provisioning of all components of CORD in a fully isolated multi-node virtual environment.