Definition of time switch in English:

time switch


  • A switch automatically activated at a preset time.

    • ‘The Pakistani government said during the raid in which the six were caught, authorities found 330 pounds of high explosives, detonators, transmitters, time switches, arms and ammunition.’
    • ‘Later, they gathered at a farm, where he saw someone making time switches for bombs, using alarm clocks mounted on pieces of wood.’
    • ‘As well as targeting known criminals in the area, police are providing discounted safety locks, personal attack alarms, time switches and low-energy bulbs.’
    • ‘The photoperiod was controlled by a manually operated black-out facility in the poly-tunnel, and by automatic time switches in the cabinets.’


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