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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of microswitch was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Microswitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microswitch. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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