In transitive terms the difference between fuse and relay
is that fuse
is to melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably while relay
is to pass on or transfer (information).
From (etyl) fuso and (etyl) .
(also'' fuze ''in US ) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
(industry, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
- When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.
From fusion, "to melt" (back-formation).
To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
To melt together.
To furnish with or install a fuse.
From (etyl) , of uncertain origin.
(by extension) A new set of anything.
* Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
A series of vehicles travelling in sequence.
(athletics) A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish. Most common events are 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter competitions.
(electronics) An electrical actuator that allows a relatively small electrical voltage or current to control a larger voltage or current.
- There is a snaky gleam in her hard grey eye, as of anticipated rounds of buttered toast, relays of hot chops, worryings and quellings of young children, sharp snappings at poor Berry, and all the other delights of her Ogress's castle.
* relay race
(obsolete, intransitive, hunting) To release a new set of hounds.
To pass on or transfer (information).
* (to relay a message) convey