servomechanism

noun

ser·​vo·​mech·​a·​nism ˈsər-vō-ˌme-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce servomechanism (audio)
: an automatic device for controlling large amounts of power by means of very small amounts of power and automatically correcting the performance of a mechanism

Word History

Etymology

servo- (in servomotor) + mechanism

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of servomechanism was in 1926

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“Servomechanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/servomechanism. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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