Frequently, we hear the following terms used interchangeably: breaker and fuse. They are similar in that are both electrical overload protection devices, but they work differently.
Like any specialized field of study, there are a lot of terms specifically used with their own definitions. Here is a small glossary of common home electrical terms – we will cross reference any other words that get used if needed. This is obviously not a comprehensive list, but this will familiarize you with some basic terminology.