Switch (disambiguation)

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A switch is an electrical component which can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.

Switch or the switch may also refer to:


Media and entertainment[edit]







Information technology[edit]

  • Circuit switch, a device that forwards digital bit-streams or analog signals in a circuit switched telecommunications network
  • Context switch, performed by an operating system in response to an interrupt
  • Packet switch, a node in a network which uses the packet switching paradigm for data communication
    • Network switch, a computer networking device that uses a form of packet switching
  • Switch (command line), a type of option entered at the command line to control the behaviour of a piece of software
  • Switch access, a method of accessing a computer using simple devices suitable for users with severe physical or cognitive impairment
  • SWITCH Information Technology Services, the Swiss education and research network
  • Switch (programming), which controls program flow in programming languages such as Java, C and C++
  • Telephone switch, the central part of a telephone system


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