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English definition of “socket”

socket

noun [C] (ELECTRICAL)    /ˈsɒk.ɪt/ US  /ˈsɑː.kɪt/
the part of a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, into which another part fits: an electrical socket a light socket He had forgotten to plug the television into the mains socket. The air freshener plugs into a car's lighter socket.Electrical switches and connections
(Definition of socket noun (ELECTRICAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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