plug-in vs outlet : Common Errors in English

About plug-in vs outlet

That thing on the end of an electrical cord is a plug, which goes into the socket of the wall outlet.

plug-in Meaning(s)

  • (n) a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

outlet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a place of business for retailing goods
  • (n) receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
  • (n) an opening that permits escape or release
  • (n) activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion

plug-in in News

  1. Fiat's tiny 500e electric car is a big hit

    The plug-in version of the tiny 500 turns out to be an all-around excellent car.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN Money

  2. Scalable Display Announces ScalableDesktop "Plug-in" for NEC Projectors

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for automatic edge-blending announces the immediate availability of a custom NEC plug-in for the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. GM boosts incentives on Chevy Volt plug-in to cut inventory

    General Motors Co. is boosting incentives on its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt to help reduce inventory that has swelled to more than 4.5 months, and as it prepares to start production on the 2014 model.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Detroit News

outlet in News

  1. Outlet mall still a priority for Southaven leaders

    The Outlet Shops of the Mid-South, an $80 million mall slated to be built in Southaven, is one of the first projects the new mayor and aldermen will have to contend with after moving into City Hall next month.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Proposed outlet mall in Elk Grove not an issue in Galt

    City officials said the announcement that the partially built Elk Grove Promenade Mall could become an outlet mall should not have an impact on developing the Simmerhorn commercial site off Highway 99.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Galt Herald

  3. Beef Jerky Outlet Announces New, Larger Exhibit at 2013 International Franchise Expo in New York

    The Beef Jerky Outlet is planning a bigger and better exhibit at the International Franchise Expo in New York at the Javits Center June 20-22, 2013. The Beef Jerky Outlet Franchise is a unique national retail franchise specializing in all kinds of beef jerky from original to blazing hot and over 200 other varieties. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013 ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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