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Main Entry: 1re·lay
Pronunciation: primarystressremacron-secondarystresslamacr
Function: noun
1 : a fresh supply (as of horses or people) arranged to relieve others
2 a : a race between teams in which each team member covers an assigned part of the course b : one of the divisions of a relay
3 : an electromagnetic device in which the opening or closing of one circuit operates another device (as a switch in another circuit)
4 : the act of passing along (as a message or a ball) by stages; also : one of such stages <the shortstop's relay from center field was too late to catch the runner>


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