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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Switch  \Switch\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  A  device  for  shifting  an  electric  current  to  another  circuit, 
  or  for  making  and  breaking  a  circuit. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Switch  \Switch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Switched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  strike  with  a  switch  or  small  flexible  rod;  to  whip. 
  2.  To  swing  or  whisk;  as  to  switch  a  cane. 
  3.  To  trim,  as  a  hedge.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  4.  To  turn  from  one  railway  track  to  another;  to  transfer  by 
  a  switch;  --  generally  with  off  from  etc.;  as  to  switch 
  off  a  train;  to  switch  a  car  from  one  track  to  another. 
  5.  (Eccl.)  To  shift  to  another  circuit. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Switch  \Switch\,  n.  [Cf.  OD  swick  a  scourage,  a  whip.  Cf 
  {Swink},  {Swing}.] 
  1.  A  small  flexible  twig  or  rod. 
  Mauritania,  on  the  fifth  medal,  leads  a  horse  with 
  something  like  a  thread;  in  her  other  hand  she  holds 
  a  switch.  --Addison. 
  2.  (Railways)  A  movable  part  of  a  rail;  or  of  opposite  rails, 
  for  transferring  cars  from  one  track  to  another. 
  3.  A  separate  mass  or  trees  of  hair,  or  of  some  substance  (at 
  jute)  made  to  resemble  hair,  worn  on  the  head  by  women. 
  4.  (Elec.)  A  mechanical  device  for  shifting  an  electric 
  current  to  another  circuit. 
  {Safety  switch}  (Railways),  a  form  of  switch  contrived  to 
  prevent  or  lessen  the  danger  of  derailment  of  trains. 
  {Switch  back}  (Railways),  an  arrangement  of  tracks  whereby 
  elevations  otherwise  insurmountable  are  passed.  The  track 
  ascends  by  a  series  of  zigzags,  the  engine  running 
  alternately  forward  and  back  until  the  summit  is  reached. 
  {Switch  board}  (Elec.),  a  collection  of  switches  in  one  piece 
  of  apparatus,  so  arranged  that  a  number  of  circuits  may  be 
  connected  or  combined  in  any  desired  manner. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Switch  \Switch\,  v.  i. 
  To  walk  with  a  jerk.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (baseball)  able  to  bat  either  right-handed  or  left-handed; 
  "a  switch  hitter"  [syn:  {switch(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  mechanical,  electrical,  or  electronic  device  for  making  or 
  breaking  or  changing  the  connections  in  a  circuit 
  2:  an  event  in  which  one  thing  is  substituted  for  another  [syn: 
  {substitution},  {permutation},  {transposition},  {replacement}] 
  3:  a  tress  of  false  hair  used  by  women  to  give  shape  to  a 
  4:  a  device  consisting  of  two  movable  rails  and  necessary 
  connections,  used  to  turn  a  train  from  one  track  to 
  another  or  to  store  rolling  stock 
  5:  a  flexible  implement  used  for  punishment 
  6:  a  basketball  maneuver;  two  defensive  players  shift 
  assignments  so  that  each  guards  the  player  usually  guarded 
  by  the  other 
  7:  the  act  of  changing  one  thing  or  position  for  another;  "his 
  switch  on  abortion  cost  him  the  election"  [syn:  {switching}, 
  v  1:  change  over  change  around  or  switch  over  [syn:  {switch 
  over},  {exchange}] 
  2:  exchange  or  give  something  in  exchange  for  [syn:  {trade}, 
  {swap},  {swop}] 
  3:  lay  aside,  abandon,  or  leave  for  another;  "switch  to  a 
  different  brand  of  beer";  "She  switched  psychiatrists"; 
  "The  car  changed  lanes"  [syn:  {shift},  {change}] 
  4:  make  a  shift  in  or  exchange  of  "First  Joe  led;  then  we 
  switched"  [syn:  {change  over},  {shift},  {turn  around}] 
  5:  cause  to  go  on  or  t  be  engaged;  set  in  operation;  "switch  on 
  the  light";  "throw  the  lever"  [syn:  {throw},  {flip}] 
  6:  reverse,  as  of  direction  or  attitude  [syn:  {interchange},  {alternate}, 
  {flip},  {flip-flop}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    {switch  statement}. 
  2.    {command  line  option}. 
  3.    {packet  switch},  {circuit  switch}. 

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