interrupter
also interruptor noun Date: circa 1512 one that interrupts; especially a device for interrupting an electric current usually automatically

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  • Interrupter — In ter*rupt er, n. 1. One who, or that which, interrupts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Elec.) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interrupter — [in΄tə rupt′ər, in΄tər rupt′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that interrupts 2. Elec. a mechanism for intermittently opening and closing a circuit …   English World dictionary

  • interrupter — pertraukiklis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. breaker; chopper; cutout switch; interrupter; make and break device vok. Auslöser, m; Unterbrecher, m rus. прерыватель, m pranc. interrupteur, m; rupteur, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • interrupter — pertraukiklis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. breaker; interrupter vok. Unterbrecher, m rus. прерыватель, m pranc. interrupteur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • interrupter — interrupt ► VERB 1) stop the continuous progress of. 2) stop (a person who is speaking) by saying or doing something. 3) break the continuity of (a line, surface, or view). DERIVATIVES interrupter (also interruptor) noun interruptible adjective… …   English terms dictionary

  • interrupter — /in teuh rup teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that interrupts. 2. Elect. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell. Also, interruptor. [1505 15; INTERRUPT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • interrupter — noun a) One who or that which interrupts. b) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit …   Wiktionary

  • interrupter — in·ter rupt·er || ‚ɪntÉ™ rÊŒptÉ™(r) n. person or thing which interrupts; mechanism for making or breaking an electric circuit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • interrupter — (also interruptor) noun 1》 a person or thing that interrupts. 2》 a device that automatically breaks an electric circuit if a fault develops …   English new terms dictionary

  • interrupter — in·ter·rupt·er …   English syllables

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