View synonyms for actuation


[ ak-choo-ey-shuhn ]


  1. the state or condition of being impelled or moved to action:

    Research has shown that youth more easily transition to adulthood when they are supported in developing internal actuation and the self-confidence to work toward accomplishing goals.

  2. the state or process of being put into action:

    A button located on the lightpole allows for pedestrian actuation of the flashing yellow lights.

    The bottom handles must be either removed or redesigned to prevent unintended actuation in case of an accident.

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The team “artfully interweaved actuation and perception in a lightweight miniaturecomposite 3D lattice that moves around and senses its surroundings,” said Rafsanjani.

If you’re a gamer, you can also swap to optical switches for faster actuation.

According to Razer, using mechanical switches leads to quicker actuation, and may shave a fraction of a second off of lag off each input.

The more feature-rich Razer Huntsman V2 Analog has a more novel feature-set, but its signature feature, dual actuation, is only worth it for players who really like messing around with custom keyboard mapping.

Razer’s newest revision of the wired Wolverine controller has advanced Chroma RGB light strips, as well as faster actuation and response times.

He was wholly undramatic in the actuation of the characters which he imagined so dramatically.

For actuation, watches were provided with mainsprings which have steadily undergone improvement in quality and in placing.