Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to real precession: precession of the equinoxes
real precession[′rēl prē′sesh·ən]
In marine gyroscopes, that component of the total precession caused by bearing friction, torque unbalance, and other manufacturing or design defects. Also known as induced precession.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.