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 '​Switch'​ has several meanings: '​Switch'​ has several meanings:
  
-1. The simplest is an electrical switch, as in 'Light Switch'​ which is a mechanically operated device used for connecting or disconnecting electrical circuits. Such switches can have many contacts and become quite complex.\\ +1. The simplest is an electrical switch, as in 'Light Switch'​ which is a mechanically operated device used for connecting ​(low resistance) ​or disconnecting ​(high resistance) ​electrical circuits. Such switches can have many contacts and become quite complex.
  
 2. Electronic switch such as a transistor, FET or TRIAC. A semi conductor which goes from a very high resistance to a very low resistance when a control input changes. 2. Electronic switch such as a transistor, FET or TRIAC. A semi conductor which goes from a very high resistance to a very low resistance when a control input changes.
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