what is difference between gyro and gyroscope
Originally a shortening of gyroscope.
- IPA(key): /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/
- Homophone: giro
- Rhymes: -aɪɹəʊ
- Rhymes: -ɪəɹəʊ
gyro (plural gyros)
- A gyroscope.
- A gyrocompass.
- An autogyro.
- directional gyro
From Greek γύρος (gýros); from the turning of the meat on a spit. Doublet of gyre and gyrus.
- gyros, giro, giros
- IPA(key): /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/, /ˈjiː.ɹoʊ/, /ˈjɪɹoʊ/, /ˈʒɪɹoʊ/
gyro (plural gyros)
- A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
- I’ll have a gyro, please.
The correct pronunciation of this word is disputed. The pronunciation /ˈdʒaɪɹoʊ/ is often proscribed. All of the listed pronunciations may be found in use. (The modern Greek pronunciation is /ˈʝiɾos/.):
- shawarma, shoarma, shwarma
Linguist List has a discussion of pronunciations (archived).
- Győr, gory, ogry, orgy
From Greek γύρος (gýros).
- IPA(key): /ʒi.ʁo/
gyro m (plural gyros)
- gyro; Alternative spelling of gyros (Greek sandwich)
From gȳrus (“circle”), from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡyː.roː/, [ˈɡyːɾoː]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒi.ro/, [ˈd͡ʒiːrɔ]
gȳrō (present infinitive gȳrāre, perfect active gȳrāvī, supine gȳrātum); first conjugation
- I turn in a circle, wheel around, rotate.
- I circle, revolve around.
- gyro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- gyro in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
Borrowed from French gyroscope, coined in 1852 by physicist Leon Foucault, equivalent to gyro- + -scope, from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, “circle”) and σκοπός (skopós, “watcher”).
gyroscope (plural gyroscopes)
- an apparatus composed of a wheel which spins inside of a frame (gimbal) and causes the balancing of the frame in any direction or position. In the form of a gyroscopic stabilizer, used to help keep aircraft and ships steady.
- gyroscope at OneLook Dictionary Search
- gyroscope on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
gyro- + -scope, coined in 1852 by physicist Leon Foucault, from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, “circle”) and σκοπός (skopós, “watcher”).
- IPA(key): /ʒi.ʁɔs.kɔp/
gyroscope m (plural gyroscopes)
- “gyroscope” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).