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A switch for lowering a vehicle's headlight beams.
- ‘My dip switch has failed and on close inspection seems to have been very hot.’
- ‘In some vehicles the dip switch comprises an electrical three-way switch.’
An arrangement of switches in a dual in-line package used to select the operating mode of a device such as a printer.
- ‘The last DIP switch, SW6, controls whether the keyboard goes to sleep when the computer does.’
- ‘All is not lost though, because there are some DIP switches on the motherboard that allow a few more FSB speeds to be used.’
- ‘The DAT drive was configured for active termination via the appropriate DIP switch.’
- ‘It is possible that your main board uses a jumper or DIP switch to disable the on-board sound, but this is very unlikely.’
- ‘The DIP switches make it easy to fix the DHCP if you accidentally disable it’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.