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tr.v. ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing, ac·tu·ates
1. To put into motion or action; activate: electrical relays that actuate the elevator.
2. To cause to take action: a speech that actuated dissenters.

[Medieval Latin āctuāre, āctuāt-, from Latin āctus, act; see act.]

ac′tu·a′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actuation - the act of propellingactuation - the act of propelling    
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
launch, launching - the act of propelling with force
launching - the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
drive, driving force, thrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
bowl, roll - the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
raise, heave, lift - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
jumping, jump - the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
lob - the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
wheeling, rolling - propelling something on wheels
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
dribbling, dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
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UTC Aerospace Systems, Actuation received the 2012 Supplier of the Year for Mechanical Systems and UTC Aerospace Systems, Wheels & Brakes received the Supplier of the Year Material Support to Operator Award.
Smiths Aerospace has been awarded a contract with a potential value of more than $10 million to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) in support of the rotor actuation system on the H-60 aircraft.
The development of Smiths' electro-mechanical spoiler system supports the aim of evaluating a "more electric" actuation system for future aircraft.
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Air Force Research Laboratory's Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology (INVENT) programme to develop advanced actuation technology for future aircraft.
Plus, the combination of multiple holes and magnetic actuation makes it possible to produce compact, quick-acting injectors that are relatively low cost.
They can be adapted to any requirement with a large number of pneumatic actuators, combined with a wide variety of actuation concepts: centralised or decentralised process actuation.
With the successful completion of the Electric Starlifter program, I believe we can confidently state the electric actuation is a viable technology for future aircraft.
Small, high-reliability MEMS using piezoelectric actuation to ship in April 2012