toggle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

toggle

1. a wooden peg or metal rod fixed crosswise through an eye at the end of a rope, chain, or cable, for fastening temporarily by insertion through an eye in another rope, chain, etc.
2. Machinery a toggle joint or a device having such a joint

toggle

[′täg·əl]
(computer science)
To switch back and forth between two stable states or modes of operation.
A hardware or software device that carries out this switching action.
(electronics)
To switch over to an alternate state, as in a flip-flop.
(mechanical engineering)
A form of jointed mechanism for the amplification of forces.

toggle

To change a bit from whatever state it is in to the other state; to change from 1 to 0 or from 0 to 1. This comes from "toggle switches", such as standard light switches, though the word "toggle" actually refers to the mechanism that keeps the switch in the position to which it is flipped rather than to the fact that the switch has two positions. There are four things you can do to a bit: set it (force it to be 1), clear (or zero) it, leave it alone, or toggle it.

toggle

To alternate back and forth between two states by pressing or clicking the same button. For example, the "Last" button on a TV remote control alternates between the last two TV channels selected. In Windows, pressing Alt-Tab switches the user between the last two open application windows that were selected. See toggle switch.
References in periodicals archive ?
He, however, was quick to stress: "The development of Toggle isn't a shift away from our traditional linear channels, but rather an expansion of our content offerings across a full range of platforms.
Tap the toggle to turn receipts on and it will turn green.
50 (435m): Crooks Cyclone, Shanell Coco, Shellam Smash, Husky Rio (M), Hazel's Taylor (M), Toggle Forward (W).
One of Borchardt's most important features is the toggle link that retards the opening of the slide until the internal gas pressure has dropped to a safe level.
The newest version of AT&T Toggle can be used on smartphone or tablet devices running the major mobile operating systems, including devices originally loaded with Android 2.
Tim, 42, a member of Cleveland Search and Rescue Team, made the decision to retire Toggle at Easter.
NKK Switches announced its M2100 Series of LED-tipped miniature toggle switches and its TL series of illuminated standard-size toggle switches.
CIT RELAY & SWITCH now offers the BST and BSP Series toggle and pushbutton switches to provide design engineers with versatile, multiple-function toggle and momentary pushbutton switches.
The Toggle-Aire 16-ton pneumatic toggle press is a benchtop unit that employs a mechanical advantage to create increasing ram forces as it completes its 1.
Toggle-Lock Plus manual clamp series, 2002-UR, 2007-UR, and 2010-UR, is an expansion to the toggle clamp series.
I can fix this, but the toggle won't lock down most of the time.
Accents--Unbreakable polycarbonate plastic, dishwasher and microwave safe, stackable, soft-touch squeeze toggles, * Icehot--Unbreakable polycarbonate plastic, dishwasher and microwave safe, stackable, space-saving rectangular shape, clip toggles for easy one-hand operation, designed for use from the freezer to microwave, * Stack & Seal Canisters--Durable polystyrene plastic, stackable, squeeze-toggle lid for ease in opening, * Storers--Durable polystyrene plastic, stackable, space-saving rectangular shape, clip toggles for easy one-handed operation, * Store-All--Durable polystyrene plastic functional in a horizontal or an upright position, clear bases, squeeze-toggle lids