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    swithc vs contact breaker

    In the context of "a button to turn on/off the lights" is "contact breaker" a synonym for "switch" ? Or should "contact breaker" be used only for the "main switch" which turns on/off all the electrical power of a house/appartment?
    Is there a more appropriate word for such device?

    PS Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post

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    Re: swithc vs contact breaker

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    In the context of "a button to turn on/off the lights" is "contact breaker" a synonym for "switch" ? Or should "contact breaker" be used only for the "main switch" which turns on/off all the electrical power of a house/appartment?
    Is there a more appropriate word for such device?

    PS Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post
    Technically a switch is a type of contact breaker, but we wouldn't call it that, we would call it a "switch". We would call the main switch "the main switch".

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