Complete Definition of "switch"

wikipedia|dab=switch (disambiguation)|switch
English

Pronunciation
wikipedia
enPR|swÄ­ch, IPA|/swɪtÊ/, SAMPA|/swItS/
audio|en-us-switch.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɪtÊ

Noun
Image:Light switch inside.jpg|thumb|right|A light switch.
en-noun|es

  1. A device to turn electric current turn on|on and turn off|off or direct its flow.
  2. context|railroading|US A movable section of railroad track which allows the train to be directed down one of two destination tracks; point.
  3. A thin rod used as a whip.
  4. computer science A CLI|command line notation allowing specification of optional behavior.
  5. (Telephony) A system of specialized relays, computer hardware, or other equipment which allows the interconnection of a calling party's telephone line with any called party's line.

Synonyms
(section of railroad track): (UK) points
(whip): crop
(Computer Science): flag

Translations
trans-top|device to turn electric current on and off or direct its flow
Czech: vypínaÄ m
Dutch: schakelaar m
Finnish: kytkin, katkaisija
German: Schalter m
Interlingua: commutator
Italian: interruttore
Japanese: ã¹ã¤ãã (suitchi)
Latvian: slÄdzis m
trans-mid
Polish: wyÅÄcznik m
Portuguese: interruptor m, chave f
Russian: вÑклÑÑаÑÐµÐ»Ñ (vykl'uÄát'el') m on/off, пеÑеклÑÑаÑÐµÐ»Ñ (p'er'ekl'uÄát'el') m
Slovene: stikalo n
Spanish: interruptor m
Swedish: strömbrytare c, brytare c
Telugu: à°¸à±à°µà°¿à°à±à°à°¿ (svicci)
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trans-top|movable section of railroad track
Czech: výhybka f
Dutch: wissel
Finnish: vaihde
German: Weiche f
Italian: scambio m
Interlingua: cambio
Japanese: ãã¤ã³ã (pointo)
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Latvian: pÄrmija f
Polish: zwrotnica f
Russian: ÑÑÑелка (str'élka) f
Slovene: kretnica f
Swedish: växel c
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trans-top|thin rod used as a whip
Dutch: spitsroede
German: SpieÃrute f
trans-mid
Portuguese: vergasta f, açoite m
Russian: ÑлÑÑÑ (Ïlyst) m
Swedish: spö n
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trans-top|command line notation
Czech: pÅepínaÄ m
Finnish: lippu
trans-mid
Swedish: växel c
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trans-top|system which allows the interconnection of a calling party's telephone line with any called party's line
Finnish: puhelinkeskus, puhelinvaihde
trans-mid
Italian: centralino m
Russian: коммÑÑаÑÐ¾Ñ (kommutátor) m
Swedish: växel c
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ttbc|French: commutateur m, interrupteur m
ttbc|Interlingua: interruptor
ttbc|Malayalam: à´µàµà´¦àµà´¯àµà´¤à´à´®à´¨à´¾à´à´®à´¨à´¨à´¿à´¯à´¨àµà´¤àµà´°à´£à´¯à´¨àµà´¤àµà´°à´ vaidyutagamanÄgamananiyantraá¹ayantram
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Verb
en-verb|switch|es

  1. transitive To exchange.

#: I want to switch this red dress for a green one.

  1. transitive To change (something) to the specified state using a switch.

#: Switch the light on.

  1. transitive To hit with a switch (rod).
  2. intransitive To change places, tasks, etc.

#: I want to switch to a different seat.

  1. slang intransitive To get angry suddenly; to quickly or unreasonably become enraged.

Translations
trans-top|To exchange
Finnish: vaihtaa
French: échanger
German: tauschen, austauschen
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Portuguese: trocar
Swedish: byta, ändra
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trans-top|To change (something) to the specified state using a switch
Finnish: kytkeä
German: schalten
Interlingua: excambiar
trans-mid
Portuguese: see switch off, switch on
Swedish: växla, koppla, knäppa, stänga, slå, släcka, tända
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trans-top|To hit with a switch (rod)
Interlingua: commutar
trans-mid
Portuguese: vergastar, açoitar
Swedish: slå, piska
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trans-top|To change places / tasks
Finnish: vaihtaa
French: changer
German: wechseln
Interlingua: cambiar
trans-mid
Portuguese: trocar, mudar
Swedish: byta
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ttbc|Catalan: canviar, desviar
ttbc|French: (2: see switch off, switch on)
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ttbc|Interlingua: flagellar (3 ?)
ttbc|Italian: (2: see switch off, switch on)

Related terms
asleep at the switch
dipswitch
switchback
switchblade
switchboard

See also
switch off
switch on

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