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|Noun||1.||electric 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"
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