Meaning of re-lay

re-lay

Pronunciation: (rē-lā'), [key]
— -laid, -lay•ing.
  1. to lay again.

re•lay

Pronunciation: (n.rē'lāv.rē'lā, ri&sylplā'), [key]
— n., v., -layed, -lay•ing.
—n.
  1. a series of persons relieving one another or taking turns; shift.
  2. a fresh set of dogs or horses posted in readiness for use in a hunt, on a journey, etc.
    1. Seerelay race.
    2. a length or leg in a relay race.
  3. an automatic control device in which the settings of valves, switches, etc., are regulated by a powered element, as a motor, solenoid, or pneumatic mechanism actuated by a smaller, sensitive element.
  4. a device, usually consisting of an electromagnet and an armature, by which a change of current or voltage in one circuit is used to make or break a connection in another circuit or to affect the operation of other devices in the same or another circuit.
  5. (cap.)one of an early series of experimental low-altitude, active communications satellites.
—v.t.
  1. to carry forward by or as if by relays: to relay a message.
  2. to provide with or replace by fresh relays.
  3. to retransmit (a signal, message, etc.) by or as if by means of a telegraphic relay.
—v.i.
  1. to retransmit a signal or message electronically.

re•lay

Pronunciation: (rē-lā'), [key]
— -laid, -lay•ing.
  1. re-lay.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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