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TOGGLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does toggle mean? 

TOGGLE (noun)
  The noun TOGGLE has 3 senses:

1. any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time
2. a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
3. a fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)

  Familiarity information: TOGGLE used as a noun is uncommon.


TOGGLE (verb)
  The verb TOGGLE has 3 senses:

1. provide with a toggle or toggles
2. fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
3. release by a toggle switch

  Familiarity information: TOGGLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOGGLE (noun)


Sense 1toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("toggle" is a kind of...):

command; instruction; program line; statement ((computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program)


Sense 2toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hinged switch that can assume either of two positions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

on-off switch; on/off switch; toggle switch; toggle

Hypernyms ("toggle" is a kind of...):

electric switch; electrical switch; switch (control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "toggle"):

DIP switch; dual inline package switch ((computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user)


Sense 3toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("toggle" is a kind of...):

fastener; fastening; fixing; holdfast (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)


TOGGLE (verb)


Sense 1toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a toggle or toggles

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "toggle" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "toggle" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3toggle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Release by a toggle switch

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

toggle a bomb from an airplane

Hypernyms (to "toggle" is one way to...):

let go; let go of; release; relinquish (release, as from one's grip)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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