gyroscope

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navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot artificial horizon , flight indicator , gyro horizon
French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868) Foucault , Jean Bernard Leon Foucault
compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead gyrocompass
stabilizer consisting of a heavy gyroscope that spins on a vertical axis; reduces side-to-side rolling of a ship or plane gyrostabiliser , gyrostabilizer
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