A device consisting of a spinning mass, typically a disk or wheel, usually mounted on a gimbal so that its axis can turn freely in one or more directions and thereby maintain its orientation regardless of any movement of the base.
gy′ro·scopic (-skŏpĭk) adj.
(click for a larger image)gyroscope
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