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addaword.gifdefinition of kill switch

noun
(also activation lock)
1
a feature on some phones that enables them to be remotely wiped and locked so they cannot be resold
Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.
2
a switch that enables a device to be shut off remotely
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/06/2014 09:32:00
Definition of kill switch from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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