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switch·board

 (swĭch′bôrd′)
n.
1. One or more panels accommodating control switches, indicators, and other apparatus for operating electric circuits.

switchboard

(ˈswɪtʃˌbɔːd)
n
1. (Telecommunications) an installation in a telephone exchange, office, hotel, etc, at which the interconnection of telephone lines is manually controlled
2. (Electrical Engineering) an assembly of switchgear for the control of power supplies in an installation or building

switch•board

(ˈswɪtʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a structural unit on which are mounted switches and instruments necessary to complete telephone circuits manually.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.switchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcordsswitchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
central, telephone exchange, exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
Translations
لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيحلَوْحَة المَفاتيح
centrálarozvodná deskatelefonní ústředna
omstillingsbord
puhelinvaihde
razvodna ploča
skiptiborî
電話交換台
전화 교환대
rozvodná doska
telefonska centrala
växel
แผงสายโทรศัพท์
santraltelefon santralı
tổng đài điện thoại

switchboard

[ˈswɪtʃbɔːd]
A. N (Telec) (at exchange) → central f; (in offices) → centralita f, conmutador m (LAm)
B. CPD switchboard operator Ntelefonista mf

switchboard

[ˈswɪtʃbɔːrd] nstandard mswitchboard operator nstandardiste mf

switchboard

[ˈswɪtʃˌbɔːd] ncentralino

switch

(switʃ) noun
1. a small lever, handle or other device eg for putting or turning an electric current on or off. The switch is down when the power is on and up when it's off; He couldn't find the light-switch.
2. an act of turning or changing. After several switches of direction they found themselves on the right road.
3. a thin stick.
verb
to change, turn. He switched the lever to the `off' position; Let's switch over to another programme; Having considered that problem, they switched their attention to other matters.
ˈswitchback noun
a railway eg in an amusement park, or a road that has many ups and downs (and sudden turns). Let's go along the switchback.
ˈswitchboard noun
a board with many switches for controlling electric currents etc, or for making connections by telephone, eg within a large office etc.
switch on/off
to put or turn on/off (an electric current / light etc). He switched on the light; Switch off the electricity before going on holiday.

switchboard

لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيح telefonní ústředna omstillingsbord Vermittlung τηλεφωνικό κέντρο centralita, conmutador puhelinvaihde standard razvodna ploča centralino 電話交換台 전화 교환대 schakelbord sentralbord centrala telefoniczna mesa telefónica, mesa telefônica коммутатор växel แผงสายโทรศัพท์ santral tổng đài điện thoại 总机
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