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Meaning of gyrocompass

gy•ro•com•pass

Pronunciation: ( jī'rō-kum"pus), [key]
— n.
  1. a navigational compass containing a gyroscope rotor, that, when adjusted for the latitude and speed of the vessel or aircraft, indicates the direction of true north along the surface of the earth or communicates this information to one or more gyro repeaters. Also called
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