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electrical switch

Definitions of electrical switch
  1. noun
    control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    synonyms: electric switch, switch
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    commutator
    switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
    cutout
    a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload
    ignition switch
    switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
    button, push, push button
    an electrical switch operated by pressing
    selector, selector switch
    a switch that is used to select among alternatives
    three-point switch, three-way switch
    an electric switch that has three terminals; used to control a circuit from two different locations
    time-switch
    a switch set to operate at a desired time
    on-off switch, on/off switch, toggle, toggle switch
    a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
    bell push
    a button that is pushed to ring a bell
    dial, telephone dial
    a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called
    DIP switch, dual inline package switch
    (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user
    bell, buzzer, doorbell
    a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    horn button
    a button that you press to activate the horn of an automobile
    mouse button
    a push button on the mouse
    panic button
    a button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency
    reset button
    a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
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    control, controller
    a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
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