switch-on

[ swich-on, -awn ]
/ ˈswɪtʃˌɒn, -ˌɔn /

noun

the act or process of switching on an ignition, light, appliance, etc.

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Origin of switch-on

noun use of verb phrase switch on

Definition for switch-on (2 of 2)

switch
[ swich ]
/ swɪtʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of switch

1585–95; earlier swits, switz slender riding whip, flexible stick; compare Low German (Hanoverian) schwutsche long, thin stick

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British Dictionary definitions for switch-on

switch
/ (swɪtʃ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of switch

switcher, nounswitchlike, adjective

Word Origin for switch

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch swijch branch, twig
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Idioms and Phrases with switch-on

switch

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