Definition of Servomechanism

1. Noun. Control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system.

Exact synonyms: Servo, Servosystem
Generic synonyms: Control System
Derivative terms: Servo



Definition of Servomechanism

1. Noun. Any system which controls motion automatically using feedback. ¹

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Definition of Servomechanism

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Medical Definition of Servomechanism

1. 1. A control system using negative feedback to operate another system. 2. A process that behaves as a self-regulatory device; e.g., the reaction of the pupil to light. Origin: L. Servus, servant, + G. Mechane, contrivance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Servomechanism

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Literary usage of Servomechanism

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1. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"In order to facilitate the introduction of the blades, the servomechanism is heated simultaneously. The heating regime is regulated in order to obtain a ..."

2. A Bible for a Thoughtfull Skeptic by Thom Pain Jr., Thom Pain (2005)
"A servomechanism that keeps a guided missile on course, for example, must be able to ... Gallistel comments: "When a servomechanism maintains an animal's ..."

3. TransactionsElectric engineering (1869)
"975 Herwald, SW Considerations in servomechanism Design... .871-6 ... Electrical Analogy Methods Applied to servomechanism Problems. . . .91-6; disc. ..."

4. Topics in the Geometric Theory of Linear Systems by Robert Hermann (1984)
"... Regulator-servomechanism-Optimal Control Problems. I will not go into these in any detail--see the treatises by Anderson-Moore [16] and Wonham [19). ..."

5. Geometric Computing Science: First Steps by Robert Hermann (1991)
"... etc. was isolated from its origins in circuit and servomechanism theory, studied mathematically, and then applied much more widely and systematically. ..."

6. Nasa Patents Available for Licensing from the George C. Marshall Space ... (1992)
"The servomechanism system includes a solid-state control circuit, and flat, helically wound, internal ribbons of wires. 7 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures 42 ..."

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