A straight-bodied RF connector or adapter refers to the standard design configuration in RF technology, where the connector or adapter body is aligned parallel to the radio frequency (RF) cable. This design allows for a direct, linear connection between the devices, minimising signal degradation and ensuring reliable transmission. As a fundamental piece of telecommunications hardware, these connectors or adapters maintain the same axis as the RF cable, enabling efficient signal propagation without unnecessary direction changes which maintains the lowest VSWR. The straight-bodied form factor is universally utilised in most RF connectors and adapters, signifying its role as the industry standard due to its performance consistency and straightforward installation.