gyro

Gyro


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction (context:artifact)
    2. a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread (context:food)

gyro

gyro horizon

Gyro horizon


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. a navigational instrument based on a gyroscope; it artificially provides a simulated horizon for the pilot (context:artifact)

gyro horizon

gyrocompass

Gyrocompass


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. a compass that does not depend on magnetism but uses a gyroscope instead (context:artifact)

gyrocompass

gyral

Gyral


– definition :

  • (adjective)
    1. relating to or associated with or comprising a convolution of the brain (context:pert)


– Sample : “gyral”

  • the gyral sulcus
gyral

gyrate

Gyrate


– definition :

  • (verb)
    1. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one’s own axis (context:motion)
    2. to wind or move in a spiral course (context:motion)


– Sample : “gyrate”

  • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy
  • black smoke coiling up into the sky
  • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
  • the young people gyrated on the dance floor
gyrate

gyromitra esculenta

Gyromitra esculenta


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. a poisonous gyromitra; the surface of the fertile body is smooth at first and becomes progressively undulating and wrinkled (but never truly pitted); color varies from dull yellow to brown (context:plant)

gyromitra esculenta

gyration

Gyration


– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. the act of rotating in a circle or spiral (context:act)
    2. a single complete turn (axial or orbital) (context:event)


– Sample : “gyration”

  • the plane made three rotations before it crashed
  • the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year
gyration