[ sur-voh-mek-uh-niz-uhm, sur-voh-mek- ]
/ ˈsɜr voʊˌmɛk əˌnɪz əm, ˌsɜr voʊˈmɛk- /
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an electronic control system in which a hydraulic, pneumatic, or other type of controlling mechanism is actuated and controlled by a low-energy signal.
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OTHER WORDS FROM servomechanismser·vo·me·chan·i·cal [sur-voh-muh-kan-i-kuhl], /ˌsɜr voʊ məˈkæn ɪ kəl/, adjectiveser·vo·me·chan·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for servomechanism
/ (ˈsɜːvəʊˌmɛkəˌnɪzəm, ˌsɜːvəʊˈmɛk-) /
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 of servomechanismservomechanical (ˌsɜːvəʊmɪˈkænɪkəl), adjective
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