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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.
Nanosecond One billionth of a second.
Noise An extraneous signal in an electrical circuit, capable of interfering with the desired signal.
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
ohm The unit of measurement for electrical resistance.