gyrostat

gyrostat

[jahy-ruh-stat]
noun
a modified gyroscope, consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.

Origin:
1875–80; gyro- + -stat

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gyroscope or gyrostat (ˈdʒaɪrəˌskəʊp)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: gyro a device containing a disc rotating on an axis that can turn freely in any direction so that the disc resists the action of an applied couple and tends to maintain the same orientation in space irrespective of the movement of the surrounding structure
 
gyrostat or gyrostat
 
n
 
gyroscopic or gyrostat
 
adj
 
gyro'scopically or gyrostat
 
adv
 
gyro'scopics or gyrostat
 
n

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