gyroscope definition

  • noun:
    • a computer device consisting of a spinning size, usually a disk or wheel, installed on a base making sure that its axis can turn freely in one single or maybe more instructions and thereby manage its orientation regardless of any movement of base.
    • an apparatus composed of a wheel which spins inside of a-frame (gimbal) and results in the balancing associated with the framework in every path or position. By means of a gyroscopic stabilizer, used to help to keep aircraft and vessels steady.
    • A rotating wheel, mounted in a ring or bands, for illustrating the dynamics of rotating figures, the structure of rotations, etc. It had been devised by Professor W. R. Johnson, in 1832, by who it was called the rotascope.
    • a type of the above apparatus, designed by M. Foucault, mounted so delicately as to render visible the rotation associated with the earth, through propensity of turning wheel to preserve a continuing plane of rotation, independently of this planet's motion.
    • An instrument consisting of a fly-wheel, the axis that can change freely in any course, made to illustrate the characteristics of rotating systems.
    • rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

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