push-button

adjective

Definition of push-button

1 :operated or done by means of push buttons
  • a push-button phone
2 :using or dependent on complex and more or less self-operating mechanisms that are put in operation by a simple act comparable to pushing a button
  • push-button warfare

First Known Use of push-button

1916


push button

noun

Definition of push button

:a small button or knob that when pushed operates something especially by closing an electric circuit

First Known Use of push button

circa 1874


PUSH-BUTTON Defined for English Language Learners

push button

noun

Definition of push button for English Language Learners

  • : a small button or knob that is pushed to operate a machine


PUSH-BUTTON Defined for Kids

push button

noun

Definition of push button for Students

:a small button or knob that when pushed operates something usually by closing an electric circuit


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