Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A servomechanism.
  • n. A servomotor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A servomechanism or servomotor.
  • n. A service station, being a place to buy petrol for cars etc., as well as various convenience items, with or without actual car service facilities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
  • adj. of or involving servomechanisms

Etymologies

From servomotor. (Wiktionary)
From service station +‎ -o (“diminutive suffix”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And this reporter finally had to ask one of the boys to define the word servo, just one of the jargon words the boys were throwing around as if they were long-time veterans of creating robots with an archeological bent.

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  • Ah well, the walk back netted me some water and a pie from the servo, which is essential at that part of the night.

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  • Stock Drive Products are designed for use where limited space and weight factors are important: such as servo drives to stylus or pen carriages in recorders and X-Y plotters, chart roll drives and counter drives.

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  • An hour into the trip we arrived at a service station, or 'servo', to the Australians.

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  • CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.

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  • The new Delfino devices are supported by two new modular controlCARD tools designed to jump start development of real-time control applications such as servo drives, renewable energy, power line monitoring and driver assistance.

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  • Perhaps one of the easiest ways to understand how an analog audio amplifier works is to think of it as a kind of servo-controlled

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  • The woman working in the 'servo' wasnt really very friendly, we asked for information about the camp site and she just handed us a leaflet.

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  • In comparison, significantly fewer motion control products, such as servo and stepper drives, are expected to be purchased and installed as the global recession continues.

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  • The equipment, described as servo drives used to lower graphite rods into the nuclear reactor, was allegedly later installed at Ingnalina. "

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