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 whining of servos continued for what seemed like an eternity, but was likely less than a minute.’
- ‘I once again dismissed this because I knew the airplane had just been modified with some light servos.’
- ‘The servos are attached to the control shaft of the hydrostatic pump on each wheel.’
- ‘Computerized servos shift the helical gears and operate the wet clutches.’
- ‘Without the generators on, the backup pump takes approximately three seconds to energize the servo.’
- 1.1as modifier Relating to or involving a servomechanism.‘hydraulic and electrical servo systems’‘the servo output shaft’
- ‘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 servo system is being built using state-of-the-art technology and will incorporate advanced control algorithms, he said.’
- ‘The concept of ‘adaptive algorithms’ has been repackaged and quietly embedded into servo drive systems.’
- ‘The electrical servo drives are digitally controlled.’
Late 19th century: from Latin servus ‘slave’.
A service station.
petrol station, service stationView synonyms
- ‘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 took him on a little tour around the servo because I was so excited.’
- ‘I was on a ‘no union’ contract for four years when I worked in a servo as an ‘unskilled’ immaterial labourer.’
- ‘The latter obviously and automatically determines the figures posted at the local servo.’
- ‘The view from the servo across the river is quite pretty.’
1980s: abbreviation of service station + -o.
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