noun (used with a singular verb) Mechanics.
the science that deals with the laws of rotating bodies.
Related formsgy·ro·stat·ic, adjectivegy·ro·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Derived Formsgyrostatically, adverb
of or concerned with the gyroscope or with gyrostatics
(functioning as singular) the science of rotating bodies
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Word Origin and History for gyrostatic
branch of dynamics dealing with rotating bodies, 1883, from gyrostatic (1879); see gyrostat + -ics.
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