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"socket" in British English

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socketnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɒk.ɪt/  us   /ˈsɑː.kɪt/

socket noun [C] (ELECTRICAL)

the ​part of a ​piece of ​equipment, ​especiallyelectricalequipment, into which another ​partfits: an ​electrical socket a ​light socketUK He had ​forgotten to ​plug the ​television into the mains socket. The ​airfreshenerplugs into a car's lighter socket.

socket noun [C] (BODY PART)

a ​part of the ​body into which another ​partfits: a tooth/​eye socket a ball-and-socket ​joint like the ​hipjoint
(Definition of socket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"socket" in American English

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socketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑk·ɪt/
a ​hollow or ​curvedpart into which something ​fits: The ​bulbscrewedeasily into a socket. Somehow the ​bone was ​pulled from ​its socket.
(Definition of socket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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