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gy·ro·scope

gyroscope

 
pronunciation:
jaI r skop
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part of speech: noun
definition: an instrument with a turning wheel, mounted on an axis that can turn in any direction. When the axis turns, the wheel stays level. Gyroscopes are used to help keep ships and airplanes on course.
 
derivations: gyroscopic (adj.), gyroscopically (adv.), gyroscopics (n.)
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