Cord vs Umbilical - What's the difference?

cord | umbilical |

As nouns the difference between cord and umbilical

is that cord is cord, line while umbilical is (astronautics) a cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.

As a verb cord

is agree.

As an adjective umbilical is

of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
  • The burglar tied up the victim with a cord .
    He looped some cord around his fingers.
  • A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper ((US) vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.
  • A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.
  • * 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
  • Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life, only to be adequately estimated as piled wood is—by the cord
  • (in plural'' cords ) ''See cords.
  • : a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.
  • : musical sense.
  • (figuratively) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.
  • * Tennyson
  • The knots that tangle human creeds, / The wounding cords that bind and strain / The heart until it bleeds.
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • Every detail of the house and garden was familiar; a thousand cords of memory and affection drew him thither; but a stronger counter-motive prevailed.
  • (anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.
  • spermatic''' cord; '''spinal''' cord; '''umbilical''' cord; '''vocal cords


    * (length of twisted strands) cable, twine * cable, flex * See also

    Derived terms

    * cordless * extension cord * power cord * pull cord * spinal cord * umbilical cord * vocal cords


    (en verb)
  • To furnish with cords
  • To tie or fasten with cords
  • To flatten a book during binding
  • To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
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    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (astronautics) A cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.