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servomechanism

[sur-voh-mek-uh-niz-uh m, sur-voh-mek-] /ˈsɜr voʊˌmɛk əˌnɪz əm, ˌsɜr voʊˈmɛk-/
noun
1.
an electronic control system in which a hydraulic, pneumatic, or other type of controlling mechanism is actuated and controlled by a low-energy signal.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; servo- + mechanism
Related forms
servomechanical
[sur-voh-muh-kan-i-kuh l] /ˌsɜr voʊ məˈkæn ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
servomechanically, adverb
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servomechanism

/ˈsɜːvəʊˌmɛkəˌnɪzəm; ˌsɜːvəʊˈmɛk-/
noun
1.
a mechanical or electromechanical system for control of the position or speed of an output transducer. Negative feedback is incorporated to minimize discrepancies between the output state and the input control setting
Derived Forms
servomechanical (ˌsɜːvəʊmɪˈkænɪkəl) adjective
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