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1‘the servos should faithfully follow the input commands’‘if the reservoir is holed then the remote brake servo will not be working’
- ‘Computerized servos shift the helical gears and operate the wet clutches.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1[as 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.’
- ‘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 concept of ‘adaptive algorithms’ has been repackaged and quietly embedded into servo drive systems.’
- ‘Further enhancements were achieved with Optware's servo system.’
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.’
- ‘The view from the servo across the river is quite pretty.’
- ‘The latter obviously and automatically determines the figures posted at the local servo.’
- ‘I was on a ‘no union’ contract for four years when I worked in a servo as an ‘unskilled’ immaterial labourer.’
- ‘I took him on a little tour around the servo because I was so excited.’
1980s: abbreviation of service station + -o.
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