gyrostatics

[jahy-ruh-stat-iks]

Origin of gyrostatics

Related formsgy·ro·stat·ic, adjectivegy·ro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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gyrostatic

adjective
  1. of or concerned with the gyroscope or with gyrostatics
Derived Formsgyrostatically, adverb

gyrostatics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) 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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