epicyclic
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, bevel wheels, or belt pulleys, in which an arm, carrying one or more of the wheels, sweeps around a center lying in an axis common to the other wheels. [1913 Webster]


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  • epicyclic — See epicyclic gearbox …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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

  • epicyclic — adjective see epicycle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epicyclic — See epicycle. * * * …   Universalium

  • epicyclic — adjective of, or relating to epicycles …   Wiktionary

  • epicyclic — ep·i·cy·clic …   English syllables

  • epicyclic — /ɛpiˈsaɪklɪk/ (say epee suyklik) adjective of or relating to an epicycle. Also, epicyclical …   Australian English dictionary

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  • 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

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