epicyclic train


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epicyclic train

n.
A system of gears in which at least one rotating gear revolves about another.
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epicyclic train

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a cluster of gears consisting of a central gearwheel with external teeth (the sun), a coaxial gearwheel of greater diameter with internal teeth (the annulus), and one or more planetary gears engaging with both of them to provide a large gear ratio in a compact space
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ep′icy′clic train′


n.
a train of gears or pulleys in which one or more of the axes revolve about a central axis.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.epicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axisepicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
gearing, geartrain, power train, gear, train - 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"
epicyclic gear, planet gear, planet wheel, planetary gear - an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train
sun gear - the central gear in an epicyclic train
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