push button

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n. also push button
A small button that activates an electric circuit when pushed.
adj. also push-but·ton (po͝osh′bŭt′n)
Equipped with or operated by a pushbutton.
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push button

1. (Electrical Engineering) an electrical switch operated by pressing a button, which closes or opens a circuit
2. (modifier)
a. operated by a push button: a push-button radio.
b. initiated as simply as by pressing a button: push-button warfare.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

push′ but`ton

a button or knob that opens or closes an electric circuit when depressed or released.
[1875–80, Amer.]


1. operated by or as if by push buttons: push-button tuning.
2. utilizing devices that can be easily activated from a distant location: push-button warfare.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.push button - an electrical switch operated by pressingpush button - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
bell push - a button that is pushed to ring a bell
buzzer, doorbell, bell - 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; "the circuit is operated by a panic button"; "when he saw that I was angry he hit the panic button"
push-button radio - a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
reset button - a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
electric switch, electrical switch, switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
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will debut one of its latest and most innovative artist collaborations, illy Push Button House, at the International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, Ill., March 16 -18, 2008, and will serve espresso and cappuccino to show visitors.
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