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[poo sh-poo l] /ˈpʊʃˈpʊl/
Radio. a two-tube symmetrical arrangement in which the grid excitation voltages are opposite in phase.
of or relating to electronic devices having components with balanced signals opposite in phase.
Origin of push-pull
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for push-pull


noun (modifier)
using two similar electronic devices, such as matched valves, made to operate 180° out of phase with each other. The outputs are combined to produce a signal that replicates the input waveform: a push-pull amplifier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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