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  • n. A component of a manual telephone switchboard, or of various early data processing equipment, in which circuits are completed with cords on a matrix of connections

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A circuit board where circuits are completed and modified by making connections with patchcords.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

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