precess

[ pree-ses ]
/ priˈsɛs /

verb (used without object) Mechanics.

to undergo precession (def. 2).

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Origin of precess

First recorded in 1890–95; back formation from precession
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Example sentences from the Web for precess

  • The Security men were attempting to instruct the computer to precess the wheel back to its original position.

    Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
  • If allowed to "precess" it will respond by moving perpendicularly to a deflecting force.

    The Ether of Space|Oliver Lodge

British Dictionary definitions for precess

precess
/ (prɪˈsɛs) /

verb

to undergo or cause to undergo precession
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