Definition of gyroscopic in US English:

gyroscopic

adjective

  • See gyroscope

    • ‘The purpose was to neutralize the gyroscopic forces of the normal rotary engine.’
    • ‘Because of this tendency, most ships and airplanes use gyroscopic compasses instead.’
    • ‘This is achieved using an internal gyroscopic mechanism or with electronic sensors coupled to microprocessors that instantaneously adjust for any motion.’
    • ‘These acceleration-sensing gyroscopic devices are offered by some autopilot manufacturers as an option or as an integral part of the system.’
    • ‘A pre-set magnetic compass and gyroscopic auto-pilot determined and maintained its course.’

Pronunciation

gyroscopic

/ˌjīrəˈskäpik//ˌdʒaɪrəˈskɑpɪk/