toggle switch

noun

Definition of toggle switch

: an electric switch operated by pushing a projecting lever through a small arc

Examples of toggle switch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turn on the Answer incoming calls automatically toggle switch. David Nield, Popular Science, "Eighteen ways to improve your video calls," 1 June 2020 To store a specific playlist for offline playback, open it in the Spotify application for Windows on macOS, and turn on the Download toggle switch. David Nield, Wired, "How to Take Your Work Offline in Case of an Emergency," 31 May 2020 To make absolutely sure a specific file is available without an internet connection, right-click on it and turn the Available offline toggle switch on. David Nield, Wired, "How to Take Your Work Offline in Case of an Emergency," 31 May 2020 For example, the old orange toggle switches are now purple. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "Ubuntu 20.04: Welcome to the future, Linux LTS disciples," 4 May 2020 Viewers can request to do this as well, which is what the Guests ON and Guests OFF toggle switch (the smiley faces icon) is for. David Nield, Popular Science, "The best ways to livestream from your phone," 15 Apr. 2020 Plus, for those worried about sending too much of the V-8's thrust to the ground, there's a selectable Snow/Wet drive mode, which is activated by flipping the right-most toggle switch on the bottom of the center stack. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Our Ford Mustang Bullitt Remains a Lovable Steed Through an Unlovable Season," 16 Mar. 2020 Turn the Dark theme toggle switch on to change the colors. David Nield, Wired, "How to Enable Dark Mode on All Your Apps and Devices," 16 Feb. 2020 They're offset by rectangular door handles and thick, long door pulls that echo the larger Telluride (also, spot the heated/cooled seat toggle switches on the center console, another Telluride touch). Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2021 Kia Sorento Revealed with Upscale Interior," 17 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of toggle switch

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Toggle switch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toggle%20switch. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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toggle switch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toggle switch

: a switch that turns the flow of electricity to a machine on and off

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