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wander

[′wän·dər]
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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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So apparently allowing your mind to wander from time to time is crucial for one's creative process.
Radio frequency technology is reliable and can track an individual who wanders during adverse weather conditions, in water, in a densely wooded area, in a concrete or steel structure, or in a building.
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.
The classification gave local ranchers the right to shoot any wolf that wanders into their land and attacks their livestock.
The resulting trail wanders back and forth along the track, and the probability that the wanderer will be a certain distance away from the starting point after taking a given number of steps is defined by a bell-shaped curve known as a Gaussian distribution.
com's 24-7 Call Center and versatile website provides comprehensive communications that immediately alert the proper channels in the event a patient goes missing or wanders hence expediting the safe return of the missing patient.
Not every person with a developmental disability wanders into potential danger, but for susceptible individuals, the consequences can be devastating, she says.
On a recent Sunday in Dutton's, a young woman wanders the fiction sections with a cell phone glued to her ear.