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Socket vs. Groove

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Socketnoun

(mechanics) An opening into which a plug or other connecting part is designed to fit (e.g. a light bulb socket).

Groovenoun

A long, narrow channel or depression; e.g., such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component, a tyre groove, or a geological channel or depression.

Socketnoun

(anatomy) A hollow into a bone which a part fits, such as an eye, or another bone, in the case of a joint.

Groovenoun

A fixed routine.

Socketnoun

(computing) One endpoint of a two-way communication link, used for interprocess communication across a network.

Groovenoun

The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit.

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Socketnoun

(computing) One endpoint of a two-way named pipe on Unix and Unix-like systems, used for interprocess communication.

Groovenoun

A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm.

Socketnoun

A hollow tool for grasping and lifting tools dropped in a well-boring.

Groovenoun

(mining) A shaft or excavation.

Socketnoun

The hollow of a candlestick.

Grooveverb

(transitive) To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

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Socketnoun

A steel apparatus attached to a saddle to protect the thighs and legs.

Grooveverb

(intransitive) To perform, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.

‘I was just starting to groove to the band when we had to leave.’;

Socketverb

To place or fit in a socket.

Groovenoun

A furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut.

Socketnoun

An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.

‘His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink.’;

Groovenoun

Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine.

‘The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove.’;

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Socketnoun

Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.

Groovenoun

A shaft or excavation.

Socketnoun

the receptacle of an electric lamp into which a light bulb is inserted, containing contacts to conduct electricity to the bulb.

Grooveverb

To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

Socketnoun

the receptacle fixed in a wall and connected by conductive wiring to an electrical supply, containing contacts to conduct electricity, and into which the plug of an electrical device is inserted; - called also a wall socket or outlet. The socket will typically have two or three contacts; if three, the third is connected to a ground for safety.

‘And in the sockets oily bubbles dance.’;

Groovenoun

a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

Socketnoun

a bony hollow into which a structure fits

Groovenoun

a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape;

‘they fell into a conversational rut’;

Socketnoun

receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted

Groovenoun

(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part

Socketnoun

a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted

Grooveverb

make a groove in, or provide with a groove;

‘groove a vinyl record’;

Grooveverb

hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove;

‘furrow soil’;

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