gyrocompass

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gy·ro·com·pass

 (jī′rō-kŭm′pəs, -kŏm′-)
n.
A compass with a motorized gyroscope whose angular momentum interacts with the force produced by the earth's rotation to maintain a north-south orientation of the gyroscopic spin axis, thereby providing a stable directional reference.

gyrocompass

(ˈdʒaɪrəʊˌkʌmpəs)
n
(Navigation) nautical a nonmagnetic compass that uses a motor-driven gyroscope to indicate true north. Sometimes shortened to: gyro

gy•ro•com•pass

(ˈdʒaɪ roʊˌkʌm pəs)

n.
a navigational compass containing a gyroscope rotor that registers the direction of true north along the surface of the earth.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyrocompass - a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope insteadgyrocompass - a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead
compass - navigational instrument for finding directions
gyroscope, gyro - rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
Translations

gyrocompass

[ˈdʒaɪrəʊˈkʌmpəs] Ngirocompás m

gyrocompass

nKreiselmagnetkompass m
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