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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 clicked down through the core.
The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman

The “internal controller,” the actuator of all spirits, according to the text: Who abiding in the soul, rules the soul within.
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya

Obviously, the actuator had smashed his transmitter, but left the receiver section intact.
Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing

The tape moved on unperturbedly, reminding him to inspect the actuator bearings and extension rods.
Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing


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