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wander

[′wän·dər]
(geophysics)
(electromagnetism)

wander (gyro)

wander (gyro)
Gyro α at position 1 has its spin axis aligned with true North. The gyro maintains its alignment in space, the direction of true North relative to the gyro changes as the earth rotates and the observer's position in space moves through positions 2 and 3 to 4. This is apparent wander. Its value is zero at equator and increases as one moves toward the poles where it is maximum.
The movement of the spin axis of a gyroscope from its original position. Its value is the maximum at the poles and the least at the equator. This is one of the errors or shortfalls in a gyroscope.
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And then the old man clasped his hands above her head, and said, in a few broken words, that from that time forth they would wander up and down together, and never part more until Death took one or other of the twain.
What's important is not that the mind wanders, that's a fact we're all aware of.
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4 : to follow a winding course <The path wanders through the woods.
His mother wanders the kitchen in astronaut gear (fair enough, since she is an astronaut); his sister is a green-skinned alien with antennae that pick up AM talk radio.
The camera wanders like an inquisitive child everyone's too preoccupied to notice, moving smoothly and constantly, sometimes panning up and back for a panoramic shot, and frequently digressing in the direction of a pigpen by the side of the road whose inmates wallow obliviously in the mud.
If a researcher can say where a yak stands on the Mongolian steppe, shouldn't it be simple to keep tabs on a resident who wanders off a long term care campus in illinois?
It's not the first time it's happened to me lately, and I confess that once conversation starts heading in that direction, my eyes usually glaze over and my mind wanders as the folks around me lionize and criticize the likes of Frodo, Gollum, and Legolas.
Fernau & Hartman's Capertor House in West Virginia wanders through a marvellous landscape.