from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device by which angular movement or position in a generator is transmitted to a motor.
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- n. a system consisting of a generator and a motor so connected that the motor will assume the same relative position as the generator; the generator and the motor are synchronized
sel(f) + syn(chronous).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The gun turrets were each remotely controlled by gun sights with electro mechanical selsyn (self synchronous) motors located in the heated and pressurized cabin areas.