Definitions

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  • n. An electrical switch that operates with very little travel of (or pressure on) the actuator.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fortunately, the cause was a misadjusted microswitch, not my departure.

    The Lensman's Children

  • I have an alarm system that will summon the cops or the fire trucks only 2 miles away with a simple break in a microswitch.

    Heaven’s Garden « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Right here, just over your left-hand Fallopian tubes, is a microswitch that controls backward and forward motion.

    Up The Line

  • The iCade features integrated arcade stick and microswitch buttons and built-in 2.1 Dolby speakers and subwoofer.

    iTech News Net

  • It raises the paddle arm past the equilibrium point where it hits a microswitch and then lowers for 5 seconds.

    WN.com - Business News

  • In addition, the tanker catch is triggered by a microswitch to grab the tanker as soon as contact is made, and has a flag to show that the switch is closed.

    WN.com - Business News

  • The Night Mode becomes unavailable, and ingeniously it only scans for the microchip when your cat pushes against the flap to trigger a microswitch.

    Automated Home

  • Professional grade arcade stick and microswitch buttons rated for 10,000,000 uses

    Neoseeker News Feed

  • So basically the only way I can imagine this working is if they did something like putting a microswitch inside the USB connector, which is fine as long as you remember to unplug the cable at night, but that's hardly any different than unplugging the charger.

    Slashdot

  • However, an issue was noted on a microswitch on the hatch between the Soyuz and MRM-2, which failed to show the correct latch indication.

    NASASpaceFlight.com

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