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actuate

[′ak·chə·wāt]
(mechanical engineering)
To put into motion or mechanical action, as by an actuator.
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Numerical simulation of droplet transport in microchannels under electrostatic actuation is investigated.
On etudie la simulation numerique du transport de gouttelettes dans des microcanaux lors d'une actuation electrostatique.
A half billion successful switch actuations by the same PushGate button," proclaimed Terry Dunlap, Duraswitch chief executive officer.
Internet users may track the DuraSwitch PushGate's performance on a real-time actuation counter and learn more about DuraSwitch technology on the company's Web site at www.
The DuraSwitch(R) PushGate(TM) electronic switch has surpassed an impressive milestone, completing 100 million consecutive successful actuations.