Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A relay apparatus
  • n. An auxiliary motor, regulated by a hand lever, for quickly and easily moving the reversing gear of a large marine engine into any desired position indicated by that of the hand lever, which controls the valve of the motor.
  • n. In a Whitehead torpedo, a compressed-air motor, for moving the rudders so as to correct deviations from the course.
  • n. a motor which forms part of a servomechanism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A motor whose movements are automatically controlled and follow the motions of a controlling apparatus.

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Examples

  • I'm tempted to inquire with a prof about using this board to assist with developing better servo-motor controls for one of the labs. * ponder ponder ponder*

    tickled...

  • But I finely came to the conclusion that the camera was deteriorating… and then, this past January, I realized that although the imaging was digital, the auto-focus mechanism was an analog servo-motor and it was wearing out.

    A New Eye

  • That point just in front of the servo-motor seems to be almost stationary.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • This apparatus, then, constitutes a genuine electric servo-motor in which the current is never interrupted nor modified in quantity or direction, no more indeed than the magnetization developed in the soft iron cylinder.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

  • What we're seeing today with quantum computing is closely akin to the race for servo-motor controls that presaged industrial robotics and automated factory systems.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The M-660 is said to outperform the stability, acceleration and settling speed of traditional servo-motor direct drives and gear-driven mechanisms.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan - (Business Wire) Rather than entering the automobile electronics sector through onboard IT devices like other electronics companies, Delta Electronics has now successfully integrated existing automation, motor, servo-motor and electrical electronics technologies to develop its own petrol-electric hybrid propulsion system.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rather than entering the automobile electronics sector through onboard IT devices like other electronics companies, Delta Electronics has now successfully integrated existing automation, motor, servo-motor and electrical electronics technologies to develop its own petrol-electric hybrid propulsion system.

    StreetInsider.com News Articles

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