A feedback system that consists of a sensing element, amplifier, and servomotor, used in the automatic control of a mechanical device.
A self-regulating feedback system or mechanism.
An automatic control system in which the output is constantly or intermittently compared with the input through feedback so that the error or difference between the two quantities can be used to bring about the desired degree of control.
Origin of servomechanism
- servo(motor) mechanism
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition