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gyrostatics

[jahy-ruh-stat-iks] /ˌdʒaɪ rəˈstæt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Mechanics
1.
the science that deals with the laws of rotating bodies.
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gyrostatic, adjective
gyrostatically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gyrostatic

gyrostatic

/ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈstætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or concerned with the gyroscope or with gyrostatics
Derived Forms
gyrostatically, adverb

gyrostatics

/ˌdʒaɪrəʊˈstætɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the science of rotating bodies
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Word Origin and History for gyrostatic

gyrostatics

n.

branch of dynamics dealing with rotating bodies, 1883, from gyrostatic (1879); see gyrostat + -ics.

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