[pat-uh-fiz-iks] /ˌpæt əˈfɪz ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
a supposed branch of philosophy or science that studies imaginary phenomena beyond the realm of metaphysics; the science of imaginary solutions.
a city on the south-west coast of Lycia at which Paul landed on his return from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1, 2). Here he found a larger vessel, which was about to sail across the open sea to the coast of Phoenicia. In this vessel he set forth, and reached the city of Tyre […]
[pach] /pætʃ/ noun 1. a small piece of material used to mend a tear or break, to cover a hole, or to strengthen a weak place: patches at the elbows of a sports jacket. 2. a piece of material used to cover or protect a wound, an injured part, etc.: a patch over the eye. […]
- Patch board
noun 1. a device with a large number of sockets into which electrical plugs can be inserted to form many different temporary circuits: used in telephone exchanges, computer systems, etc Also called plugboard
noun, Telephony, Electronics. 1. a short cord with a plug at each end, or a plug at one end and a pair of clips at the other, used for temporarily connecting two pieces of equipment or signal paths.