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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis [syn: epicyclic train, epicyclic gear train]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1869 a train (as of gear wheels) designed to have one or more parts travel around the circumference of another fixed or revolving part

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Epicyclic Ep`i*cyc"lic, a. Pertaining to, resembling, or having the motion of, an epicycle. Epicyclic train (Mach.), a train of mechanism in which epicyclic motion is involved; esp., a train of spur wheels, bevel wheels, or belt pulleys, in which an arm, carrying one or more of the wheels, sweeps around a center lying in an axis common to the other wheels.



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