from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to, by means of, or in the manner of a gyroscope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the gyroscope; resembling the motion of the gyroscope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the gyroscope; illustrating the dynamical laws of rotation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the characteristics of a gyroscope
What it Teaches: Gyroscopic inertia, also known as the gyroscopic effect.
Larmor, this influence may be ascribed to a relatively slow precession movement on the part of the electron and the atomic nucleus around the field direction - a gyromagnetic effect most closely recalling the gyroscopic movement performed by a top when it spins around the vertical line.
On the rail undoubtedly he ran something called a gyroscopic engine, and carried his stores and machinery into the wilderness.
Often called gyroscopic stabilization, inertial stabilization enables the telescope to continually point at a celestial object while the aircraft maneuvers in flight.
Strapped in tight, the security harness keeping me locked in place, suspended inside this gyroscopic machine.
Safety systems gone out of alignment and a battered gyroscopic guidance system struggled to orient him for a favorable landing, but Andy hit hard, scrambling circuits already oxidized to the point of being barely functional.
As a vision of future urban transport, General Motors has developed the EV-N, a two-seater that uses Segway's gyroscopic technology to enable the vehicle to stand on just two wheels, enabling it to complete a full circle on the spot.
As Wikipedia puts it so nicely in its definition of a top, "the gyroscopic effect will gradually lessen . . . finally causing the top to topple in a frequently violent last thrash."
This is why the Frisbee, when it does turn over, tends to turn onto its side, rather than flipping front to back: spinning objects, through something called gyroscopic progression, tend to show the effect of a force in a spot perpendicular to where the force is applied.
Preventing the wheels from locking in a hard stop is crucial for riders, because the gyroscopic effect of the two rotating wheels helps keep the machine upright.