Meaning of push button

push' but"ton

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a device designed to close or open an electric circuit when a button or knob is depressed, and to return to a normal position when it is released.
  2. the button or knob depressed.

push-but•ton

Pronunciation: (poosh'but"n), [key]
— adj.
  1. operated by or as if by push buttons: push-button tuning.
  2. using complex, automated weapons, as long-range missiles, that require only simple initial steps to put them into action: push-button warfare.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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