[poo sh-poo l]
  1. of or relating to electronic devices having components with balanced signals opposite in phase.

Origin of push-pull

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for push-pull


noun (modifier)
  1. using two similar electronic devices, such as matched valves, made to operate 180° out of phase with each other. The outputs are combined to produce a signal that replicates the input waveforma push-pull amplifier
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