An item consisting of two or more individually insulated conductors (solid, stranded, or tinsel) of a definite length, with or without shielding, held together by lacing cord, metal bands, or similar type binding. the individual conductors are usually identified by color, or by alphabetic or numeric codes or symbols. the item may include fittings which provide for connection to other items. excludes items which are branched, forked, jacketed, sleeved, or contained in a common covering. also excludes cable assembly (as modified); harness, electrical equipment; lead assembly, electrical; and wiring harness, branched.