epicyclic
adjective see epicycle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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 — 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

  • 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

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