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gyrocompass
American English: /ˈdʒaɪroʊˌkəmpəs/
British English: /ˈdʒʌɪrə(ʊ)kʌmpəs/

Translation of gyrocompass in Spanish:

noun

  • brújula (feminine) giroscópica
    Example sentences
    • Unlike a conventional gyrocompass that typically must operate for an hour or more before it can provide useful information, the GPS compass is usually ready for use in less than five minutes.
    • When it reached its target, a gyrocompass and timing device in the rear sent it into a steep, spinning, near-vertical dive which stalled the engine.
    • A commercial GPS attitude-determination system and a gyrocompass served as reference systems during some tests; surprisingly, the gyrocompass performed quite well at such high latitudes, although settling took many hours.

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