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Switch vs. Toggle

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  • Switch (noun)

    A on and off or direct its flow.

  • Switch (noun)

    A change.

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    A command line notation allowing specification of optional behavior.

    "Use the /b switch to specify black-and-white printing."

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    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.

  • Switch (noun)

    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.

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (verb)

    To exchange.

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

  • Switch (verb)

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

    "Switch the light on."

  • Switch (verb)

    To whip or hit with a switch.

  • Switch (verb)

    To change places, tasks, etc.

    "I want to switch to a different seat."

  • Switch (verb)

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

  • Switch (verb)

    To swing or whisk.

    "to switch a cane"

  • Switch (verb)

    To be swung or whisked.

    "The angry cat's tail switched back and forth."

  • Switch (verb)

    To trim.

    "to switch a hedge"

  • Switch (verb)

    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"

  • Switch (verb)

    To shift to another circuit.

  • Switch (adjective)

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

  • Switch (adjective)

    Pertaining to skiing backwards.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A wooden or metal pin, short rod, crosspiece or similar, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope or chain to be secured to any other loop, ring, or bight, e.g. a sea painter to a lifeboat.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A rod-shaped button bound with slack to the fabric.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A toggle switch.

  • Toggle (noun)

    An appliance for transmitting force at right angles to its direction.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A horizontal piece of wood that is placed on a door, flat, or other wooden structure, but is not on one of the edges of the structure.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A loop of webbing or a dowel affixed to the end of the steering/brake lines of a parachute providing the pilot with a means of control.

  • Toggle (verb)

    To alternate between two positions using a single switch or lever.

    "Clicking a button will alternately toggle its light on OR off."

  • Toggle (verb)

    To switch between alternate states.

    "toggle to lower/upper case"

    "You can quickly toggle the case of selected text by pressing Alt+C."

  • Toggle (verb)

    To fix like a toggle iron; to fix fast.

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  • Switch (noun)

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

    "the guard hit a switch and the gate swung open"

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    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"

  • Switch (noun)

    a slender, flexible shoot cut from a tree.

  • Switch (noun)

    a set of points on a railway track.

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (verb)

    change the position, direction, or focus of

    "the company switched the boats to other routes"

  • Switch (verb)

    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"

  • Switch (verb)

    substitute (two items) for each other; exchange

    "after ten minutes, listener and speaker switch roles"

  • Switch (verb)

    beat or flick with or as if with a switch.

  • Toggle (noun)

    a short rod of wood or plastic sewn to one side of a coat or other garment, pushed through a hole or loop on the other side and twisted so as to act as a fastener.

  • Toggle (noun)

    a pin or other crosspiece put through the eye of a rope or a link of a chain to keep it in place.

  • Toggle (noun)

    a kind of wall fastener for use on open-backed plasterboard, having a part that springs open or turns through 90° after it is inserted so as to prevent withdrawal.

  • Toggle (noun)

    a movable pivoted crosspiece acting as a barb on a harpoon.

  • Toggle (noun)

    a key or command that is operated the same way but with opposite effect on successive occasions.

  • Toggle (verb)

    switch from one effect, feature, or state to another by using a toggle

    "there are a number of attributes which can be toggled on or off"

    "the play/pause button toggles between those functions"

  • Toggle (verb)

    provide or fasten with a toggle or toggles

    "a toggled coat"

    "our horses were hobbled or toggled before they were turned out to graze"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Switch (noun)

    A small, flexible twig or rod.

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch

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

  • Switch

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

  • Switch

    To trim, as, a hedge.

  • Switch

    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.

  • Switch

    To shift to another circuit.

  • Switch (verb)

    To walk with a jerk.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.

  • Toggle (noun)

    Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint.

  • Toggle (noun)

    A toggle switch.

  • Toggle

    To change the value of (a program variable) by activating a toggle switch; as, to toggle the view from character to graphic mode; to toggle the keyboard input from insert to overtype mode.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    an event in which one thing is substituted for another;

    "the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood"

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment

  • Switch (noun)

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

  • Switch (noun)

    the act of changing one thing or position for another;

    "his switch on abortion cost him the election"

  • Switch (verb)

    change over, change around, or switch over

  • Switch (verb)

    exchange or give (something) in exchange for

  • Switch (verb)

    lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;

    "switch to a different brand of beer"

    "She switched psychiatrists"

    "The car changed lanes"

  • Switch (verb)

    make a shift in or exchange of;

    "First Joe led; then we switched"

  • Switch (verb)

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

    "switch on the light"

    "throw the lever"

  • Switch (verb)

    flog with or as if with a flexible rod

  • Switch (verb)

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

  • Toggle (noun)

    any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

  • Toggle (noun)

    a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions

  • Toggle (noun)

    a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)

  • Toggle (verb)

    provide with a toggle or toggles

  • Toggle (verb)

    fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

  • Toggle (verb)

    release by a toggle switch;

    "toggle a bomb from an airplane"

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