Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small button that activates an electric circuit when pushed.
  • adj. Equipped with or operated by a pushbutton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of push-button.
  • n. Alternative spelling of push-button.

Etymologies

push +‎ button (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's akin to what Anil Dash calls the pushbutton web.

    ReadWriteWeb

  • There is a latchkey, and the key of his private office, and the key of his roll-top desk, and the key of his safe deposit box, and a key to the little mail box at the front door of his flat (he lives in what is known as a pushbutton apartment house), and a key that does something to his motor car (not being an automobilist, I don't know just what), and a key to his locker at the golf club, and keys of various traveling bags and trunks and filing cases, and all the other keys with which a busy man burdens himself.

    Mince Pie

  • A keen eye, some common sense, a good deal of logic, and a simple and appropriate instrument are worth more than the most expensive digital apparatus you work with as a "pushbutton" operator.

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  • Karen O had this to say about her musical endeavours: "I didn't want to make music that was hammering you over the head or go for some kind of pushbutton emotion.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Therefore there is no one size fits all store out there, that is going to be pushbutton ready for you after a 5 minute install.

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  • The Recon is available in either manual or pushbutton electric shift transmission (the ES model).

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide

  • And so it was that the first time I had tried mansaf was at a funeral banquet in honor of Ahmat Salmi, a fifteen-year-old high school student who had hung several grenades from his belt, hooked them up to a pushbutton detonator, and set out to Dugit, an Israeli settlement on the northern tip of the Gaza Strip, about five miles north of his home, to kill some Jews.

    Peace Meals

  • The pushbutton power switch worked normally and shut the vehicle off when depressed for 3 seconds as the 911 operator advised Mr. Sikes to do.

    Toyota shares finding in runaway Prius investigation, refutes claims

  • Nielsen Media Research is the currency for this variable through the use of the pushbutton peoplemeter to estimate presence.

    Optimal Decision Making in TV Program Selection - Bill Harvey - MediaBizBloggers

  • The only annoying thing about the walk is that the town installed pushbutton walk signals when they renovated Beacon Street, and we can't use those buttons on shabbat.

    Busy Weekend

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