gyrostatics

[jahy-ruh-stat-iks]

noun (used with a singular verb) Mechanics.

the science that deals with the laws of rotating bodies.

Nearby words

  1. gyrospasm,
  2. gyrostabilized,
  3. gyrostabilizer,
  4. gyrostat,
  5. gyrostatic,
  6. gyrovague,
  7. gyrus,
  8. gyrus fornicatus,
  9. gysgt,
  10. gyttja

Origin of gyrostatics


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

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British Dictionary definitions for gyrostatics

gyrostatics

noun

(functioning as singular) the science of rotating bodies
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Word Origin and History for gyrostatics

gyrostatics

n.

branch of dynamics dealing with rotating bodies, 1883, from gyrostatic (1879); see gyrostat + -ics.

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