Cord vs Umbilical - What's the difference?
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
As an adjective umbilical is
of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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 .
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
- He looped some cord around his fingers.
(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.
- 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
* 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
- The knots that tangle human creeds, / The wounding cords that bind and strain / The heart until it bleeds.
(anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.
- 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.
- spermatic''' cord; '''spinal''' cord; '''umbilical''' cord; '''vocal cords
* (length of twisted strands) cable, twine
* cable, flex
* See also
* extension cord
* power cord
* pull cord
* spinal cord
* umbilical cord
* vocal cords
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.
Of, or relating to, the navel (umbilicus) or the umbilical cord.
(astronautics) A cord connecting an astronaut to a spacecraft or the like.