epicyclic

epicyclic

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  • epicyclic — ep i*cyc lic, epicyclical ep i*cyc lic*al, a. Pertaining to, resembling, or having the motion of, an epicycle. [1913 Webster] {Epicyclic train} (Mach.), a train of mechanism in which epicyclic motion is involved; esp., a train of spur wheels,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epicyclic — adjective of or relating to an epicycle epicyclic gear train • Syn: ↑epicyclical • Pertains to noun: ↑epicycle (for: ↑epicyclical), ↑epicycle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epicyclic gearing — or planetary gearing is a gear system that consists of one or more outer gears, or planet gears, revolving about a central, or sun gear. Typically, the planet gears are mounted on a movable arm or carrier which itself may rotate relative to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Epicyclic train — epicyclic ep i*cyc lic, epicyclical ep i*cyc lic*al, a. Pertaining to, resembling, or having the motion of, an epicycle. [1913 Webster] {Epicyclic train} (Mach.), a train of mechanism in which epicyclic motion is involved; esp., a train of spur… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epicyclic train — n. a system of gears, belt pulleys, etc., in which at least one gear or pulley axis moves around the circumference of another fixed or moving axis, permitting an unusually high or low velocity ratio with relative simplicity of parts …   English World dictionary

  • epicyclic gear — noun an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train • Syn: ↑planetary gear, ↑planet wheel, ↑planet gear • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicyclic train — noun a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis • Syn: ↑epicyclic gear train • Hypernyms: ↑gearing, ↑gear, ↑geartrain, ↑power train, ↑train • …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicyclic gear train — noun a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis • Syn: ↑epicyclic train • Hypernyms: ↑gearing, ↑gear, ↑geartrain, ↑power train, ↑train • Par …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicyclic train — /ˌɛpisaɪklɪk ˈtreɪn/ (say .epeesuyklik trayn) noun Machinery any train of gears, the axes of the wheels of which revolve around a common centre. Also, epicyclic gear …  

  • epicyclic — adjective see epicycle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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