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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.
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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
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switch•board

(ˈswɪtʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a structural unit on which are mounted switches and instruments necessary to complete telephone circuits manually.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

switchboard

[ˈswɪtʃbɔːrd] nstandard mswitchboard operator nstandardiste mf
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switchboard

[ˈswɪtʃˌbɔːd] ncentralino
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
To secure public sympathy for Drawbaugh, it was said that he had invented a complete telephone and switchboard before 1876, but was in such "utter and abject poverty" that he could not get himself a patent.
Switchboard offers an estimated 40 million users per month access to 117 million US telephone, address and email listings, as well as maps and other resources.
Switchboard personnel should be appropriately trained to handle a bomb threat communicated by phone, and law enforcement officials should be contacted immediately.
It is a great pleasure for me to be present at the inauguration of the new Siemens Switchboard Factory in Savar and I am happy to know that it will further contribute to deepen the already close and friendly links between Germany and Bangladesh'.
TEPCO has concluded that a rat caused the problem, assuming the rodent touched a switchboard and triggered a short circuit.
As part of the agreement, the customer plans to migrate from fixed-line telephony on its old local switchboards onto IP telephony.
That's because all the calls to the BBC's main switchboard are being handled by a private call centre firm in the city.
Ann Wright, a director of Northumbria Healthcare, said: "We've been working towards having one telephone number and one switchboard system for some time now.
After their marriage, Maureen became a switchboard operator for Kirklees Council.
The Norwegian communications solutions provider Consorte Group ASA said on Tuesday (22 November) that it had together with its partner Ahlsell received a contract for virtual switchboard solutions and a telephony portal from the municipality of Bergen in Norway.
Seething licence payers jammed switchboards in protest and snooker fan Julian Rennie, from Motherwell in Lanarkshire, said: "What planet are the BBC on?
Switchboard manager Sue Taylor said: "We have noticed an increasing number of callers call asking to speak to 'Bob, the local beat officer', or 'PC Smith', without knowing where the officer is based or having any collar number to identify him or her.