differential gear

differential gear
noun Date: circa 1859 differential 3a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • differential gear — or differential gearing n. a certain arrangement of gears (epicyclic train) connecting two axles in the same line and dividing the driving force between them, but allowing one axle to turn faster than the other: it is used in the driving axles of …   English World dictionary

  • differential gear — n technical an arrangement of ↑gears that allows one back wheel of a car to turn faster than the other when the car goes around a corner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • differential gear — diferencialas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. differential gear vok. Differentialgetriebe, n rus. дифференциальная передача, f pranc. différentiel, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • differential gear — gear that permits a different speed for two adjacent axles, differential …   English contemporary dictionary

  • differential gear — Mach. 1. differential (def. 7). 2. any of various comparable arrangements of gears, as an epicyclic train. [1885 90] * * * In automotive mechanics, a gear arrangement that transmits power from the engine to a pair of driving wheels, dividing the… …   Universalium

  • differential gear — noun a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves • Syn: ↑differential • Hypernyms: ↑bevel gear, ↑pinion and crown wheel,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • differential gear — /ˌdɪfərɛnʃəl ˈgɪə/ (say .difuhrenshuhl gear) noun Machinery 1. → differential (def. 6). 2. any of various analogous arrangements of gears …   Australian English dictionary

  • differential gear — See differential gears …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • differential gear — dif′feren′tial gear′ n. mac an epicyclic train of gears designed to permit two or more shafts to rotate at different speeds • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • differential gear — noun An arrangement of bevel gears permitting the rotation of two shafts at two different speeds whilst supplying the same torque; used on the rear axles of automobiles to aid cornering …   Wiktionary

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