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switchboard

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noun switch·board \-ˌbȯrd\

Simple Definition of switchboard

  • : a system used to connect telephone calls with many separate phone lines in a building

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of switchboard

  1. :  an apparatus (as in a telephone exchange) consisting of a panel on which are mounted electric switches so arranged that a number of circuits may be connected, combined, and controlled


SWITCHBOARD Defined for Kids

switchboard

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noun switch·board \ˈswich-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of switchboard for Students

  1. :  a panel for controlling the operation of a number of electric circuits




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