stepper motor

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun on some carburettor cars, stepper motors are used to adjust the air/fuel mixture; they are controlled by the ECM

Computing

  • noun a motor which turns in small steps as instructed by a computer, used in printers, disk drives, and robots

Electronics

  • A motor whose rotation occurs in discrete steps, as opposed to a continuous motion. Used, for instance, to move an access arm in a disk drive. Also called stepping motor.
  • synonymstepping motor
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