mi·​cro·​switch ˈmī-krō-ˌswich How to pronounce microswitch (audio)
: a very small switch that is sensitive to minute motions and is used especially in automatic devices

Examples of microswitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The joysticks and microswitch buttons worked during gameplay, and both vintage Ryu and Ken could be seen performing their moves. Vincent Pureza, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2023 The membrane buttons have been replaced with professional-grade microswitch buttons and a mechanically-clicky D-pad. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 16 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microswitch was in 1940

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“Microswitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microswitch. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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