electric switch

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Noun1.electric switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuitelectric switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
commutator - switch for reversing the direction of an electric current
controller, control - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
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
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
selector switch, selector - 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 switch, toggle - a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
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At the end of a long drab passage my new acquaintance pushed open a door and turned on an electric switch. A number of lamps shining through tinted shades bathed the whole great room before us in a ruddy radiance.
Near the door I saw the gleam of an electric switch, but it was unnecessary, even if it had been safe, to turn it on.
The sky flared white and the world lighted up suddenly, as though the sun had been turned on from an electric switch. At the same instant she saw a bolt of lightning strike a young tree by the roadside, heard the sharp click as it hit and then watched the flash dance about, now on the road, now along the barbed wire fencing.
"I'll get a light," he muttered as he went; but to let him pass I had leaned against some electric switches, and while 'his back was turned I tried one of these without thinking.
The ability to control when LOCKR is "on" or "off" means that it behaves a lot like an electric switch. Though switches may seem simple, even primitive, highly miniaturized switches are the basic building block of all modern electronics, including the complex integrated circuits that power computers, iPhones, and every other smart gadget.
Stoffel Vandoorne insists he is enjoying his electric switch, despite enduring a pointless start to his first season inFormula E.
'And by the way my friend, we are not an electric switch where if today you say [the Constitution] is good, it's good, when you say it's bad it's bad.
According to a source, the cloudburst turned the international export examination hall, electric switch room and the import delivery area into a pond.
This machine is consisting of one electric motor of 10-20 HP, a heavy duty fan or blower fan, electric switch board, electric cable etc.
The pedals and gear stick are well placed, and are accompanied by a traditional handbrake, rather than the electric switch.
The elevator is controlled by electrically powered hydraulics, so a simple electric switch is used to move it up or down.