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)

Examples of servomotor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Winter-Proof Drone That Will Watch the Arctic," 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, "Special Delivery: Stara’s Mosquito Air-Drops Right on Target," 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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“Servomotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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