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switch (around) (with someone or something)

to exchange or trade with someone or something. (The optional elements cannot be transposed.) I liked Jill's lunch, and she liked mine, so I switched around with her. I liked Jill's, and she liked mine, so we switched around with each other.

switch

n. a switchblade knife. (The folding pocket knife springs open when a button is pushed.) They found a switch in his pocket when they searched him.
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Though many researchers have defined the code switching (Nilep, 2006; Bullock and Toribio, 2009) yet code switching does not have a specific definition.
Layer 2 IP switching technology is still waiting on ratification of open standards.
Another very common problem encountered when selecting or designing switching systems can happen when an engineer does not ensure the switch has adequate bandwidth.
Total number of switching elements = ([Total channel capacity of desired switch]/[Switch element capacity])[.sup.2]
Both of these developments started the 'name game' that now appears to culminate with Layer 4 switching (if not, then be on the look out for Layer 7 switching !).
When a large number of fibers must be reconfigured, as in a communications network or in more recent fiber to the curb (FTTX) applications, the most economical switching arrangement is an NxM array.
A densely packaged switching solution that provides up to twenty-four 10Gbps InfiniBand ports, up to eight 30Gbps ports, or a combination of the two, in only 1U of rack space, the InfinIO 9024 delivers up to 480Gbps of non-blocking, full bisectional bandwidth (FBB) in less space than a single traditional rack-mounted server.
These building block switches are solid state and, hence, have extremely fast rise and fall times of 5 ns (typ) and a switching time of 10 ns (typ).
The first is Voice over IP (VoIP) and following not too far behind is intelligent switching. These topics go hand in hand and for good reason.
The new MEMS device, which integrates electrical circuitry and mechanical structures, achieves a switching speed of one millisecond, the fastest of any multi-channel optical switch to date.
A good designer should select the switching that best emulates what the engineer would have done when connecting instruments manually.
Switching speed is the time required for the switch to respond at the output when the control line input voltage changes.
An important aspect of local networks is switching. Connecting a given user's telephone to someone else's usually requires several switching moves to line up the route between the two telephones.
The ASI transport facilitates the fast switching of data over a wide range of Networking, Storage, and Peer to Peer protocols.
"Ethernet switching hardware failures are handled without interruption to application services.