- acting as part of a servomechanism: servo amplifier.
- pertaining to or having to do with servomechanisms: servo engineer.
- 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.
- Informal. servomechanism.
- to connect (a mechanism) to another as a servomechanism.
Origin of servo
1945–50; independent use of servo-, taken as an adj., or shortening of words formed with it
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- (prenominal) of, relating to, forming part of, or activated by a servomechanismservo brakes
- informal short for servomechanism
Word Origin for servo
- Australian informal a service station
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Word Origin and History for servoed
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