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Relay vs. Switch

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Relaynoun

A new set of hounds.

Switchnoun

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

Relaynoun

A new set of horses kept along a specific route so that they can replace animals that are tired.

Switchnoun

A change.

Relaynoun

(by extension) A new set of anything.

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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Relaynoun

A series of vehicles travelling in sequence.

Switchnoun

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

Relaynoun

(athletics) A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish. Most common events are 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter competitions.

Switchnoun

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

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

Relaynoun

(electronics) An electrical actuator that allows a relatively small electrical voltage or current to control a larger voltage or current.

Switchnoun

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

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Relayverb

To release a new set of hounds.

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.

Relayverb

To place (people or horses) in relays, such that one can take over from another.

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.

Relayverb

To take on a new relay of horses; to change horses.

Switchnoun

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

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Relayverb

(transitive) To pass on or transfer (information).

‘The CCTV cameras relay what's going on to the headquarters.’; ‘Can you relay this message to John?’;

Switchverb

(transitive) To exchange.

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

Relayverb

alternative spelling of re-lay

Switchverb

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

‘Switch the light on.’;

Relayverb

To lay again; to lay a second time; as, to relay a pavement.

Switchverb

(transitive) To whip or hit with a switch.

Relaynoun

A supply of anything arranged beforehand for affording relief from time to time, or at successive stages; provision for successive relief.

Switchverb

(intransitive) To change places, tasks, etc.

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

Relaynoun

In various forms of telegraphic apparatus, a magnet which receives the circuit current, and is caused by it to bring into into action the power of a local battery for performing the work of making the record; also, a similar device by which the current in one circuit is made to open or close another circuit in which a current is passing.

Switchverb

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

Relayadjective

Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an auxiliary apparatus put into action by a feeble force but itself capable of exerting greater force, used to control a comparatively powerful machine or appliance.

Switchverb

To swing or whisk.

‘to switch a cane’;

Relaynoun

the act of relaying something

Switchverb

To be swung or whisked.

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

Relaynoun

electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

Switchverb

To trim.

‘to switch a hedge’;

Relayverb

pass along;

‘Please relay the news to the villagers’;

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’;

Relayverb

control or operate by relay

Switchverb

(ecclesiastical) To shift to another circuit.

Relay

A relay is an electrically operated switch. It consists of a set of input terminals for a single or multiple control signals, and a set of operating contact terminals.

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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