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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.
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gyrocompass

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

gyrocompass

[ˈdʒaɪrəʊˈkʌmpəs] Ngirocompás m
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gyrocompass

nKreiselmagnetkompass m
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While most aircraft have at least two compasses, a gyrocompass and a magnetic compass, they are fixed to the aircraft and not helpful measuring angles without making s-turns.
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Therefore, Liebisch designed a special delicate device: the crystal is mounted with beeswax onto a small disc which is suspended within a pair of gimbaled rings similar to the attachment of a gyrocompass. This arrangement assures a gentle and proper contact between crystal and prism for all settings.
An example of integrating a terrestrial scanning system, a system which is used in investigating the underwater pipeline from the oil field of the continental shelf of the Black Sea, contains the most important components on hydrographical scanning: RTK positioning system, motion sensor, gyrocompass, well for measuring the speed of sound, mono fascicule and multi fascicule well, the unit for synchronization in time, the onboard computers and software for navigation and the hydrographical data acquisition (Plopeanu, 2008).
Occupying a critically important space between its ancestral roots (the primitive lodestone) and its late 20th-century descendents (the gyrocompass and GPS technology), the magnetic compass, born of the need for a reliable means of negotiating treacherous sea routes around the globe, has been an indispensable sailor's guide.