to incite or move to action; impel; motivate:
actuated by selfish motives.
to put into action; start a process; turn on:
to actuate a machine.
to put into action or mechanical motion
to motivate or incite into action: actuated by unworthy desires
1590s, from Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare, from Latin actus (see act (n.)). Related: Actuated; actuating.
a person or thing that . a servomechanism that supplies and transmits a measured amount of energy for the operation of another mechanism or system. Historical Examples He struggled with his vulcanized suit, trying to squeeze from under the actuator. Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing When I put enough voltage across its terminals, the actuator […]
- Actus reus
noun (law) a criminal action regarded as a constituent element of a crime, as compared with the state of mind of the perpetrator Compare mens rea
acu Association of Clinicians for the Underserved Attitude Control Unit Contemporary Examples To be sure, sources have told me that the acu was trying to get him to speak. CPAC First Impressions Noah Kristula-Green February 8, 2012 As its website explains, “acu defines conservatism” (emphasis in original). Heresy Hunters Rule CPAC, and GOProud, Chris Christie […]