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ˈæk tʃuˌeɪ tərac·tu·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actuatornoun

    a mechanism that puts something into automatic action


  1. actuatornoun

    Something that actuates something else, especially a mechanism that causes a device to be switched on or off

  2. actuatornoun

    The mechanism that moves the head assembly on a disk drive

  3. actuatornoun

    A relay that controls the flow of electricity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actuatornoun

    one who actuates, or puts into action


  1. Actuator

    An actuator is a type of motor for moving or controlling a mechanism or system. It is operated by a source of energy, typically electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure, and converts that energy into motion. An actuator is the mechanism by which a control system acts upon an environment. The control system can be simple, software-based, or a human or other agent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of actuator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of actuator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of actuator in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Goodwin:

    The new device has a magnetic actuator, so it’s an expandable rod so once it’s implanted it’s not necessary to go back in with another operation to lengthen it, simply using a magnetic actuator can actually lengthen the rods slowly through the patient’s skin without having to do an operation.

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