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relay

re·lay

relay

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ri leI
definition 1: two or more people or crews that alternate with or follow each other in carrying out a task or running a race.
definition 2: a race in which each team member completes part of the course and is then followed by another who does the same.
definition 3: an automatic, usu. electromagnetic, device that activates switches or other devices in the same or another electric circuit when the current or voltage in its own circuit is altered.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ri leI [or] rih leI
inflections: relayed, relaying, relays
definition 1: to carry or pass on, by or as if by relay.
Will you relay my questions to her?
definition 2: to activate, control, or retransmit by means of an electrical relay.