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Denoting a switch or other device in which a new electrical connection is made before the existing one is broken.
- ‘The algorithm for the strict version of the make-before-break mechanism leads to sub 10 millisecond hand-off latency.’
- ‘Instead, if the switch is make-before-break type, the switch will output two low values into the SR latch.’
- ‘The A and C spring-sets each have four make-before-break contacts and the B spring-set has one make-before-break contact.’
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