Definition - What does Master/Slave mean?
Techopedia explains Master/Slave
In mechanical technology, the term can refer to the configuration of motors such as two motors connected to different drives that are acting on the same load; one drive is defined as the master, doing the speed and control of the load, whereas the slave is there to help increase the torque. In pneumatic and hydraulic systems, we also have master cylinders, which feed the pressure and control the slave cylinders.
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