ser·​vo·​mo·​tor | \ ˈsər-vō-ˌmō-tər How to pronounce servomotor (audio) \

Definition of servomotor

: a power-driven mechanism that supplements a primary control operated by a comparatively feeble force (as in a servomechanism)

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Recent Examples on the Web The component, known as a servomotor, combines an engine with a sensor that enables precise control of the position and speed of a drone. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 An electronic signal tells the ETM the exact position of your gas pedal, and the ETM then operates a servomotor to open and close the throttle. Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 The servomotors use special low-temperature lubricant, and Navmar fitted EPDM weather seal gasketing to all access hatches, ports, and panels to prevent accumulating moisture and ice. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2017 Its customizable cylinder, which can handle up to 150 pounds, contains a GPS unit and servomotor for steering the parachute to a drop site up to 2 miles away. Bob Parks, WIRED, 20 Oct. 2008

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First Known Use of servomotor

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for servomotor

French servo-moteur, from Latin servus slave, servant + French -o- + moteur motor, from Latin motor one that moves — more at motor

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The first known use of servomotor was in 1889

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8 Oct 2021

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“Servomotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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