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gyrostatic (adjective); more gyrostatic, most gyrostatic
Relating to a rotating mechanism or to the effect of stabilization: Thomas learned in his physics class at school that a hydrostatic device has to do with the principle that a revolving object can retain its horizontal or level surface by the circular movement around an axis.
Word Entries containing the term: “gyrostatic
gyrocompass; gyrostatic compass
1. A compass that contains a gyroscope which is kept level so that it orients itself with "true north".
2. A north-seeking form of gyroscope used as a directional reference in navigation.
3. A navigational compass containing a gyroscope rotor, that, when adjusted for the latitude and speed of the vessel or aircraft, indicates the direction of true north along the surface of the earth or communicates this information to one or more gyro repeaters.
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