Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to toggle switch: Radio Shack
1. an electric switch having a projecting lever that is manipulated in a particular way to open or close a circuit
2. a computer device that is used to turn a feature on or off
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
toggle switch[′täg·əl ‚swich]
A small switch that is operated by manipulation of a projecting lever that is combined with a spring to provide a snap action for opening or closing a circuit quickly.
An electronically operated circuit that holds either of two states until changed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
toggle switchA device that opens and closes an electric circuit. It uses a lever that is moved up and down; a light switch on the wall being a common example. Early computers, especially mainframes, often had many rows of toggle switches on their consoles, making them look very formidable. See toggle.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.