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 for switching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Switch \Switch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Switched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Switching.]
     1. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
        --Chapman.
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     2. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
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     3. To trim, as, a hedge. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     4. To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by
        a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch
        off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
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     5. (Eccl.) To shift to another circuit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Switching \Switch"ing\,
     a. & n. from Switch, v.
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     Switching engine, a locomotive for switching cars from one
        track to another, and making up trains; -- called also
        switch engine. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  switching
      n 1: the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his
           switch on abortion cost him the election" [syn: switch,
           switching, shift]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  switching
  
      Establishing the correct path through a network
     for a single packet of data ({packet switching) or a
     persistent end-to-end connection ({circuit switching).
  
     (2007-08-16)
  

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