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1. In Ptolemaic cosmology, a small circle, the center of which moves on the circumference of a larger circle at whose center is the earth and the circumference of which describes the orbit of one of the planets around the earth.
2. Mathematics A circle whose circumference rolls along the circumference of a fixed circle, thereby generating an epicycloid or a hypocycloid.

[Middle English epicicle, from Late Latin epicyclus, from Greek epikuklos : epi-, epi- + kuklos, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·cyc′lic (-sĭk′lĭk, -sī′klĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.epicyclic - of or relating to an epicycle; "epicyclic gear train"


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Keruvannya zminamy shvydkosti za dopomohoyu zubchastoyi dyferentsial'noyi peredachi cherez epitsykl [Speed change management via epicyclic gear train through epicycle] Visnyk Ternopil's'koho natsional'noho tekhnichnoho universytetu [Scientific Journal of Ternopil National Technical University].
Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Rim Epicyclic Under 60:40 Basis.
Recent metallurgical findings have revealed features strongly consistent with fatigue in the outer race of a second stage planet gear in the epicyclic module of the (main gear box)," the Accident Investigation Board Norway said in a report published on its website on Wednesday.
Power-split architectures are complex and expensive, as they require two electric machines and at least one epicyclic gear train to continuously vary the engine speed ratio.
Singh Avinash, Load sharing behavior in epicyclic gears: Physical explanation and generalized formulation, Mechanism and Machine Theory 45(2010), pp.
McNames, "Fourier series analysis of epicyclic gearbox vibration," Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, vol.
Sheriff Pyle, who heard the six-week FAI at Aberdeen's Town House earlier this year, found that Bond had failed to follow the aircraft maintenance manual on March 25 2009 after a metal particle was discovered on the helicopter's epicyclic chip detector.
Sheriff Pyle found Bond failed to perform a task from the aircraft maintenance manual on March 25 2009 which "would have resulted in the removal of the epicyclic module and an examination of the magnets on the separator plates", he said.
Additional checks had been ordered 36 hours before the disaster because a metallic particle was found on the epicyclic chip detector component of the gearbox.
Sections Influence of the dipolar magnetic field in the ISCO radius and Keplerian and epicyclic frequencies are devoted to the study of the influence of the magnetic field on the ISCO radius and on the Keplerian and epicyclic frequencies, respectively.
Fitted with a single-cylinder engine and 2-speed epicyclic gearbox, the 5HP could achieve a top speed of 18mph.