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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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

  • 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 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 …   Australian English dictionary

  • epicyclic train — ep′icy′clic train′ n. mac a train of gears or pulleys in which one or more of the axes revolve about a central axis • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • epicyclic train — noun Date: 1869 a train (as of gear wheels) designed to have one or more parts travel around the circumference of another fixed or revolving part …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epicyclic train — Mach. a train of gears or pulleys in which one or more of the axes revolve about a central axis. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 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 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 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

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