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relay

verb [T] uk   /ˌrɪˈleɪ/ /ˈriː.leɪ/ us  
to repeat something you have heard, or to broadcast a signal, message, or programme on television or radio: I was told the news first and then I relayed it to the others. TV pictures of the war were relayed around the world by satellite.Saying againSaying and utteringCommunications technology - general words

relay

noun [C] uk   /ˈriː.leɪ/ us  

relay noun [C] (TEAM)

a group of people who continue an activity that others from the same team or organization have been doing previously: Relays of workers kept the machines going through the night. After the landslide, volunteers worked in relays to rescue people buried under the rubble.Groups of peopleWorkers in general (also relay race) a running or swimming race between two or more teams in which each person in the team runs or swims part of the raceAthletics

relay noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

a device that reacts to a small change in an electrical current by moving switches or other devices in an electrical circuitElectrical components and circuitryCommunications technology - general words
(Definition of relay from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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