from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feedback system that consists of a sensing element, amplifier, and servomotor, used in the automatic control of a mechanical device.
- n. A self-regulating feedback system or mechanism: "We do not need to know in detail how the minute chemical servomechanisms of the muscles operate in order to move our arms” ( Harper's).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any system which controls motion automatically using feedback.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an electronically controlled mechanical or hydraulic device permitting a large action or strong forces to be controlled by a small electrical signal.
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
servo(motor) + mechanism.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)