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?
(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.
* ball-and-socket joint
* dry socket
* eye socket
* light bulb socket
* mains socket
* network socket
* power socket
* socket wrench
* tooth socket
* wall socket
To place or fit in a socket.
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.