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Gateway vs. Switch

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Gatewaynoun

An entrance capable of being blocked by use of a gate.

Switchnoun

A device to turn electric current on and off or direct its flow.

Gatewaynoun

A place regarded as giving access to somewhere.

Switchnoun

A change.

Gatewaynoun

Any point that represents the beginning of a transition from one place or phase to another.

Switchnoun

A movable section of railroad track which allows the train to be directed down one of two destination tracks; point.

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Gatewaynoun

A point at which freight moving from one territory to another is interchanged between transportation lines.

Switchnoun

A slender woody plant stem used as a whip; a thin, flexible rod, associated with corporal punishment in the United States.

Gatewaynoun

(digital communications) In wireless internet, an access point with additional software capabilities such as providing NAT and DHCP, which may also provide VPN support, roaming, firewalls, various levels of security, etc.

Switchnoun

(computer science) A command line notation allowing specification of optional behavior.

‘Use the /b switch to specify black-and-white printing.’;

Gatewayverb

To make available via a gateway, or access point.

Switchnoun

A programming construct that takes different actions depending on the value of an expression.

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Gatewaynoun

A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.

Switchnoun

A networking device connecting multiple wires, allowing them to communicate simultaneously, when possible. Compare to the less efficient hub device that solely duplicates network packets to each wire.

Gatewaynoun

an entrance that can be closed by a gate

Switchnoun

(telecommunication) 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.

Switchnoun

(BDSM) One who is willing to take either a submissive or a dominant role in a sexual relationship.

Switchverb

(transitive) To exchange.

‘I want to switch this red dress for a green one.’;

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Switchverb

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

‘Switch the light on.’;

Switchverb

(transitive) To whip or hit with a switch.

Switchverb

(intransitive) To change places, tasks, etc.

‘I want to switch to a different seat.’;

Switchverb

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

Switchverb

To swing or whisk.

‘to switch a cane’;

Switchverb

To be swung or whisked.

‘The angry cat's tail switched back and forth.’;

Switchverb

To trim.

‘to switch a hedge’;

Switchverb

To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; generally with off, from, etc.

‘to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another’;

Switchverb

(ecclesiastical) To shift to another circuit.

Switchadjective

(snowboarding) Pertaining to riding with the front and back feet swapped round compared to one's normal position.

Switchadjective

Pertaining to skiing backwards.

Switchnoun

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.’;

Switchnoun

A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.

Switchnoun

A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.

Switchnoun

A device for shifting an electric current to another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.

Switchverb

To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.

Switchverb

To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.

Switchverb

To trim, as, a hedge.

Switchverb

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.

Switchverb

To shift to another circuit.

Switchverb

To walk with a jerk.

Switchnoun

control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

Switchnoun

an event in which one thing is substituted for another;

‘the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood’;

Switchnoun

hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure

Switchnoun

railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

Switchnoun

a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

Switchnoun

a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

Switchnoun

the act of changing one thing or position for another;

‘his switch on abortion cost him the election’;

Switchverb

change over, change around, or switch over

Switchverb

exchange or give (something) in exchange for

Switchverb

lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;

‘switch to a different brand of beer’; ‘She switched psychiatrists’; ‘The car changed lanes’;

Switchverb

make a shift in or exchange of;

‘First Joe led; then we switched’;

Switchverb

cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

‘switch on the light’; ‘throw the lever’;

Switchverb

flog with or as if with a flexible rod

Switchverb

reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Switchnoun

a device for making and breaking the connection in an electric circuit

‘the guard hit a switch and the gate swung open’;

Switchnoun

a program variable which activates or deactivates a certain function of a program.

Switchnoun

a device which forwards data packets to an appropriate part of the network.

Switchnoun

an act of changing to or adopting one thing in place of another

‘his friends were surprised at his switch from newspaper owner to farmer’;

Switchnoun

a slender, flexible shoot cut from a tree.

Switchnoun

a set of points on a railway track.

Switchnoun

a tress of false or detached hair tied at one end, used in hairdressing to supplement natural hair.

Switchverb

change the position, direction, or focus of

‘the company switched the boats to other routes’;

Switchverb

adopt (something different) in place of something else; change

‘she worked as a librarian and then switched to journalism’; ‘she's managed to switch careers’;

Switchverb

substitute (two items) for each other; exchange

‘after ten minutes, listener and speaker switch roles’;

Switchverb

beat or flick with or as if with a switch.

Switch

In electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can disconnect or connect the conducting path in an electrical circuit, interrupting the electric current or diverting it from one conductor to another. The most common type of switch is an electromechanical device consisting of one or more sets of movable electrical contacts connected to external circuits.

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