What is the difference between socket and outlet?

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As nouns the difference between socket and outlet

is that socket is (mechanics) an opening into which a plug or other connecting part is designed to fit (eg a light bulb socket ) while outlet is a vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.

As a verb socket

is to place or fit in a socket.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

socket

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mechanics) An opening into which a plug or other connecting part is designed to fit (e.g. a light bulb socket ).
  • (anatomy) A hollow into a bone which a part fits, such as an eye, or another bone, in the case of a joint.
  • (computing) A two-way named pipe on Unix and Unix-like systems, used for interprocess communication.
  • Derived terms

    * ball-and-socket joint * dry socket * eye socket * light bulb socket * mains socket * network socket * power socket * socket wrench * tooth socket * wall socket

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place or fit in a socket.
  • outlet

    English

    (wikipedia outlet)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A vent or similar passage to allow the escape of something.
  • Something which allows for the release of one's desires.
  • A river that runs out of a lake.
  • A shop that sells the products of a particular manufacturer or supplier.
  • A wall-mounted device such as a socket or receptacle connected to an electrical system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment or appliances.
  • Derived terms

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