A single metallic conductor of solid, stranded, or tinsel construction, designed to carry current in an electrical circuit. It may be a bare or insulated, may have metalic covering sheath, shield or and additional jacket. Refers to bulk quantities only. For items that are solid or stranded, insulated or uninsulated, and have the chemical composition specified but no conductivity (electrical properties) see WIRE,(as modified), Includes Litz wire and insulated/uninsulated armored, and ground wire. Excludes BRAID, WIRE; FUSE WIRE; RESISTANCE WIRE and MAGNET WIRE.