`push-,button adjective only before noun
operated by pressing a button or switch:
push-button phones

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • push-button — ☆ push button [poosh′but΄ n ] adj. 1. controlled by or carried out by means of a push button 2. highly mechanized, computerized, automatic, etc. [modern, push button warfare] …   English World dictionary

  • Push button — (Elec.) A simple device, resembling a button in form, so arranged that pushing it closes an electric circuit, as of an electric bell; called also {button}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • push-button — push′ but ton adj. 1) elm operated by or as if by push buttons: push button tuning[/ex] 2) utilizing devices that can be easily activated from a distant location: push button warfare[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • push-button — adj [only before noun] operated by pressing a button with your finger ▪ a push button telephone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • push button — ☆ push button n. a small knob or button that is pushed to operate something, as by closing an electric circuit …   English World dictionary

  • Push Button —   [dt. »Druckknopf«, Schaltfläche], Dialogfeld …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Push-button — Buttons on a handheld calculator …   Wikipedia

  • push button — noun an electrical switch operated by pressing the elevator was operated by push buttons the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk • Syn: ↑push, ↑button • Hypernyms: ↑switch, ↑electric switch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • push-button — /ˈpʊʃ bʌtn/ (say poosh butn) noun 1. an on off switch that controls the operation of an electrically driven machine or appliance and is activated by the push of a button. –adjective 2. activated by, or as by, a push button. 3. characterised by… …  

  • push-button — adjective (only before noun) 1 operated by pressing a button with your finger: The old car had a push button starter. 2 using computers or electronic equipment rather than traditional methods: push button warfare | the push button piloting of a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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