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Phrase Definition
mass termination A means of terminating multiple conductors of cable to all of the IDT contacts of a connector in one pressing process. Special application tooling is required.
Mate To plug two connectors together.
mating face The side of the connector that makes connection with its opposite gender connector. The mating face of a plug has pins and the mating face of a socket has holes.
Megohms Electrical unit of measure for insulation resistance.
Milliohms Electrical unit of measure for contact resistance.
Mold A hollow form which forms a material into a specific shape as a finished piece. Connector insulators are formed in a mold.
Motherboard The main or system PC board on which connectors and other smaller boards are mounted.
mounting ears See flange.