|Definition:|| the transfer of the moving contact(s) from one position to an adjacent position
NOTE 1 – For a circuit-breaker, this may be a closing operation or an opening operation.
NOTE 2 – If distinction is necessary, an operation in the electrical sense, e.g. make or break, is referred to as a switching operation, and an operation in the mechanical sense, e.g. close or open, is referred to as a mechanical operation.