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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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British Dictionary definitions for gyrostatics

gyrostatics

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

n.

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

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