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gyrostatics

[jahy-ruh-stat-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb) Mechanics.
  1. the science that deals with the laws of rotating bodies.
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Origin of gyrostatics

Related formsgy·ro·stat·ic, adjectivegy·ro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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  • From this combination remarkable results are achieved, and all gyrostatic effect from the propellers eliminated.

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  • A cyclic or gyrostatic system is characterized by the following properties.

  • The gyrostatic system (Fig. 2) might have been constituted of two gyrostatic members, but four are shown for symmetry.


British Dictionary definitions for gyrostatic

gyrostatic

adjective
  1. of or concerned with the gyroscope or with gyrostatics
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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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