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gyrostat

[jahy-ruh-stat] /ˈdʒaɪ rəˌstæt/
noun
1.
a modified gyroscope, consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.
Origin of gyrostat
1875-1880
1875-80; gyro- + -stat
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Word Origin and History for gyrostat
n.

1879, from gyro- + Greek statos "placed, standing," from PIE root *sta- (see stet).

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