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Related to servo: Servo motor
n. pl. ser·vos
1. A servomechanism.
2. A servomotor.
(Electrical Engineering) (prenominal) of, relating to, forming part of, or activated by a servomechanism: servo brakes.
n, pl -vos
(Electrical Engineering) informal short for servomechanism
n, pl -vos
informal Austral a service station
adj., n., pl. -vos. adj.
1. acting as part of a servomechanism: a servo amplifier.
2. pertaining to or concerned with servomechanisms: a servo engineer.
3. noting the action of certain mechanisms, as brakes, that are set in operation by other mechanisms but which themselves augment the force of that action by the way in which they operate.n.
[1945–50; independent use of servo-]
a combining form used in the names of devices or operations that employ a servomechanism: servocontrol.
[extracted from servomotor]
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|Noun||1.||servo - control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system|
control system - a system for controlling the operation of another system
|Adj.||1.||servo - of or involving servomechanisms|