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microswitch

[ mahy-kruh-swich ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌswɪtʃ /
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noun

a highly sensitive switch used in automatic-control devices.

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Origin of microswitch

First recorded in1955–60; micro- + switch
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British Dictionary definitions for microswitch

microswitch
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌswɪtʃ) /

noun

electrical engineering a switch that operates by small movements of a lever
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