epicyclic

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epicycle +‎ -ic

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epicyclic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to epicycles.
  2. Of a gearbox, having two gears mounted so that the center of one gear revolves around the center of the other.
    • 1960 September, “Inter-city diesel units for the Hull-Liverpool service of the N.E.R.”, in Trains Illustrated, page 561:
      The gearbox is of the self-changing compound epicyclic SE.4 type, with Sinclair fluid coupling, having a maximum torque of 750 lb./ft.

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