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From Wikipedia, Chace Audio

In electronics, a jack is generally a socket (female) connector, but because the related term jack plug (which refers to the male connector) is often abbreviated to jack, confusion can easily arise. To avoid confusion, more specific terms such as plug or socket are often preferable.

There are many types of jacks: the telephone jack of old-style manual telephone exchanges, the RCA jack, the headphone jack, and the microphone jack. When used with a size, the term jack refers to the socket that matches the corresponding size of the jack plug, i.e. 1/4” jack, 1/8” jack, etc.

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This jack accommodates an XLR cable.