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 The Eero app can also tell you whenever new devices connect: Tap Settings, then Notifications, and turn on the New Devices toggle switch. David Nield / Gizmodo, Quartz, 13 May 2024 The main image reveals quite a few buttons on both ear cups, a toggle switch of some sort, and a premium build that seems fitting of headphones expected to be priced around $450. Chris Welch, The Verge, 6 May 2024 Among those are a function button, an AF/MF toggle switch, and an aperture ring that swaps between third-stop detents and silent continuous control via a switch. PCMAG, 16 Apr. 2024 Trump Again Targets Judge’s Daughter In New York Criminal Case Is Godzilla X Kong The New Empire Too Scary For Kids Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Quad Injury Could Impact Close To Thunder’s Season The Q6 Pro is fully compatible with both macOS and Windows systems by setting a hardware toggle switch. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The toggle switch that has attracted a few headlines is Discoverable by Others, which is on by default and separate from journal suggestions. David Nield, Popular Science, 4 Apr. 2024 As expected, Canon leaves off the toggle switches and function buttons of high-dollar lenses. PCMAG, 31 Mar. 2024 Under This device, turn the Hey Google toggle switch off. David Nield, Popular Science, 22 Feb. 2024 From Settings, go to Battery and device care, Battery, and More battery settings to find the Protect battery toggle switch. WIRED, 19 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toggle switch was circa 1924

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“Toggle switch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

toggle switch

: an electric switch operated by pushing a lever through a small angle

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