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push-pull

[poo sh-poo l] /ˈpʊʃˈpʊl/
noun
1.
Radio. a two-tube symmetrical arrangement in which the grid excitation voltages are opposite in phase.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to electronic devices having components with balanced signals opposite in phase.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for push-pull

push-pull

noun (modifier)
1.
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
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