gearing


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gear·ing

 (gîr′ĭng)
n.
1. A system of gears and associated elements by which motion is transferred within a machine.
2. The act or technique of providing with gears.

gearing

(ˈɡɪərɪŋ)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) an assembly of gears designed to transmit motion
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the act or technique of providing gears to transmit motion
3. (Banking & Finance) accounting Also called: capital gearing Brit the ratio of a company's debt capital to its equity capital. US word: leverage

gear•ing

(ˈgɪər ɪŋ)

n.
1. an assembly of parts, esp. a train of gears, for transmitting and modifying motion and torque in a machine.
2. the act or process of equipping with gears.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changedgearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
reduction gear - gearing that reduces an input speed to a slower output speed
wheelwork - mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
Translations

gearing

n
(Aut) → Auslegung f(der Gänge)
(Fin, of company) → Verhältnis ntzwischen Eigen- und Fremdkapital
References in classic literature ?
It is nothing less than the high-speed tool of civilization, gearing up the whole mechanism to more effective social service.
In his explanation I recognized a trick of gearing that Kantos Kan had taught me that time we sailed under false names in the navy of Zodanga beneath Sab Than, the Prince.
Kohara Gear has recognized the growing importance of metric-dimensioned gearing in the North American marketplace and has created a new entity, KHK USA Inc.