AskDefine | Define servo

Dictionary Definition

servo adj : of or involving servomechanisms [syn: servomechanical] n : control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system [syn: servomechanism, servosystem]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A servomechanism or servomotor
  2. Abbreviation of service station, being a place for cars etc to buy petrol and various convenience items, with or without actual car service facilities.
    Man arrested after allegedly driving car through servo — title of Australian Broadcasting Commission News Radio item, 3 June 2005 http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200606/s1654443.htm

Italian

Noun

(Feminine: serva)

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Verb

servo

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Noun

servō

Extensive Definition

Servo may refer to:
  • Servomechanism, or servo, a device used to provide control of a desired operation through the use of feedback
  • Servo drive, a special electric amplifier used to power electric servo motors
  • Tom Servo, a fictional character from the television series Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • SERVO Magazine, a monthly robotics publication.
Servo may also be:
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