Definition of make-before-break in English:

make-before-break

adjective

  • 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.’

Pronunciation:

make-before-break

/ˌmeɪkbəfɔːˈbreɪk/