One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the servos should faithfully follow the input commands’‘if the reservoir is holed then the remote brake servo will not be working’
- ‘The servos are attached to the control shaft of the hydrostatic pump on each wheel.’
- ‘I once again dismissed this because I knew the airplane had just been modified with some light servos.’
- ‘The whining of servos continued for what seemed like an eternity, but was likely less than a minute.’
- ‘Without the generators on, the backup pump takes approximately three seconds to energize the servo.’
- ‘Computerized servos shift the helical gears and operate the wet clutches.’
- 1.1as modifier Relating to or involving a servomechanism.‘hydraulic and electrical servo systems’‘the servo output shaft’
- ‘The servo system is being built using state-of-the-art technology and will incorporate advanced control algorithms, he said.’
- ‘The electrical servo drives are digitally controlled.’
- ‘The company's models 240 through 270 have manual controls, and the Model 280 uses servo controls.’
- ‘Further enhancements were achieved with Optware's servo system.’
- ‘The concept of ‘adaptive algorithms’ has been repackaged and quietly embedded into servo drive systems.’
Late 19th century: from Latin servus ‘slave’.
A service station.
petrol station, service stationView synonyms
- ‘I took him on a little tour around the servo because I was so excited.’
- ‘I kicked stones as I walked along, and decided to stop off at the servo near where I live to get some chocolate or something to eat.’
- ‘I was on a ‘no union’ contract for four years when I worked in a servo as an ‘unskilled’ immaterial labourer.’
- ‘The view from the servo across the river is quite pretty.’
- ‘The latter obviously and automatically determines the figures posted at the local servo.’
1980s: abbreviation of service station + -o.
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