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deadbeat

Physics
a. (of a system) returning to an equilibrium position with little or no oscillation
b. (of an instrument or indicator) indicating a true reading without oscillation
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deadbeat

[′ded‚bēt]
(mechanics)
Coming to rest without vibration or oscillation, as when the pointer of a meter moves to a new position without overshooting. Also known as deadbeat response.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.