gyro

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gyro rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
    • n gyro a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread
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Usage

In literature:

Why, even the gyro compass has to be adjusted for latitude error.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
Inside was a gyro-stabilizer to keep the whole device upright.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
The gyros on each projectile had been preset for a circular flight of fifteen minutes' duration.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
When the Platform was being built, its pilot-gyros had been built by a precision tool firm owned by Joe's father.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
When more weight is taken aboard, or weight leaves the station, we have to adjust the gyro's speed.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
That gyro is necessary, too.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Or had he completely lost gyro synch?
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Inside the ship Tom and Johnny strapped down while Greg made his final check-down on the engines, gyros and wiring.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
The autopilot consulted its gyros, took some star sights, and asked the navigation computer some questions.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
They weighed many times what the pilot gyros did, but even when they were spinning the pilot gyros stirred them.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Gyros were caged; the tapes were set to roll.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
He started the gyro motors, got the great wheels to spinning, and thus stopped the slow, end-over-end turning of the flier.
"Salvage in Space" by John Stewart Williamson
The room was spinning like the cabin of a gyro-gravved ship.
"Death of a Spaceman" by Walter M. Miller
Leaped from the gyro-van, sweeping his men out into a fan for the neighborhood.
"Zero Data" by Charles Saphro
His compass was out, the gyro-horizon had been removed and both clocks were stopped.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The gyros are leaning her out over the sea.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
The little gyro-car bumped down the road on its single wheel, down into a gorge, then out onto the flats.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
But now it had gyroed broadside and was continuing to turn as it drifted slowly toward Brad and the box.
"Spillthrough" by Daniel F. Galouye
The car was equipped with an electrically operated gyro-compass, of no possible use to him.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In poetry:

Mouth fills w/taste of copper.
Chinese paper. Foreign money. Old posters.
Gyro on a string, a table.
A coin spins. The faces.
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison

In news:

Ole Town Gyros & Kabobs 402 E Main, Norman 447-0884.
There's only parking for six vehicles in front, but a window placard by the pink neon light promising " gyros " advises to head behind the building for more parking.
Better than a year-round Greek festival, the Z Café's gyro sandwich is amazingly pleasing, and well it should be.
There are gyro sandwiches, and then there are gyro sandwiches.
Julie Wheeler's chicken gyro salad.
Fire at gr gyros gyrosfire71411.
Health officials say anyone who ate at Tom's Gyros and Burgers between Aug 2 and 14 may have been exposed to the virus that causes inflammation of the liver.
However You Say It, Gyros Express Has What You're Looking For.
At the Alley Theater's Princess Bride Experience on Saturday, I discovered Gyros Express.
Food and Drink Features Greg Elwell I love gyros.
Lechler Inc.'s Gyro Tank Cleaning Nozzle is its largest free spinning model and is designed to clean medium to large size tanks from 10-20 feet in diameter.
Black & Decker has introduced the GYRO 4V MAX Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver (BDCS40G), a motion-activated screwdriver that controls variable speed and direction.
One of these was the Gyro, a compact 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver.
One of these was the Gyro, a compact 4-volt lithium-ion screwdriver .
Restaurant Reviews Carol Smaglinski Enduring, simple favorites like gyros, kebabs and falafel are drawing customers into Edmond's Let's Do Greek.
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In science:

Problem 2 In all derivations of the relativistic Fermi acceleration mechanism, the downstream magnetic field is required to be strongly turbulent on scales smaller than the typical gyro-radius (e.g.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
For an ion with a Lorentz factor γ = 15, this length corresponds roughly to 40 ion gyro radii in the average strength of the generated magnetic field.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
The theory predicts that the emitted energy spectrum should consist of a collection of peaks, positioned at the gyro-frequency and higher harmonics.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
As expected, the peaks are found at harmonics of the gyro eigenfrequency and the low energy part follows a power-law slope ω 2/3 .
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Relativistic Fermi acceleration requires the downstream magnetic field to be strongly turbulent on scales comparable to the gyro-resonant scale (e.g., Ostrowski and Bednarz 2002).
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Maleki, L., and Prestage, J. D., “SpaceTime Mission: Clock test of relativity at four solar radii”, in Gyros, Clocks, and Interferometers: Testing Relativistic Gravity in Space, vol. 562 of Lecture Notes in Physics, 369, (Springer, Berlin, Germany, 2001).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
We have tested this implementation of radiative cooling against the analytical result for a gyro-orbiting electron in a homogenous magnetic field and find excellent agreement (Hededal 2005).
Gamma-Ray Burst Synthetic Spectra from Collisionless Shock PIC Simulations
Further progress towards simpler models is achieved by showing that, for parallel scales smaller than the electron diffusion scale, kkλmfpi ≫ (me/mi )1/2 , and perpendicular scales larger than the electron gyroscale, k⊥ρe ≪ 1, the electrons are a magnetized isothermal fluid while ions must be treated (gyro)kinetically.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
It was anticipated in the development of gyro fluid moment hierarchies by Dorland & Hammett (1993).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
It is interesting to note the connection between the entropy cascade and certain aspects of the gyro fluid closure formalism developed by Dorland & Hammett (1993).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
The reason is that their gyro-orbits, after having suffered reflection from the shock ramp, lie completely upstream, outside the shock ramp, such that they do not touch the shock ramp again after reflection.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Indicated are the bulk upstream flow, field-ligned ion beam, and the gyro-phase bunched residue of the diffuse upstream ions [after 57].
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Moreover, since magnetic fields are weak and the ratio ωpe /ωec > 1 of electron plasma to electron cyclotron frequency is larger than one, gyro-synchrotron emission is unimportant.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The horizontal line upstream at 300 Hz is the electron gyro-frequency, downstream of the shock it fluctuates strongly around 1 kHz.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
It is interesting to note that this factors appears in Eqs. (15)-(18) as a multiple of Γ0 , although they come from different sources (F from the propagator and Γ0 from gyro-average of the mode potential).
Trapping, anomalous transport and quasi-coherent structures in magnetically confined plasmas
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