Definition of Epicyclic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to an epicycle. "Epicyclic gear train"

Exact synonyms: Epicyclical
Partainyms: Epicycle, Epicycle
Derivative terms: Epicycle, Epicycle



Definition of Epicyclic

1. a. Pertaining to, resembling, or having the motion of, an epicycle.

Definition of Epicyclic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to epicycles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epicyclic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicyclic

epicureous
epicures
epicurism
epicurisms
epicurize
epicurized
epicurizes
epicurizing
epicutaneous
epicutaneously
epicuticle
epicuticles
epicuticular
epicycle
epicycles
epicyclic (current term)
epicyclic gear
epicyclic gear train
epicyclic train
epicyclical
epicycloid
epicycloidal
epicycloids
epicystitis
epicyte
epicœnes
epideictic
epideictically
epidemic
epidemic benign dry pleurisy

Literary usage of Epicyclic

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1. Elements of Mechanism by Peter Schwamb, Allyne Litchfield Merrill, Walter Herman James (1921)
"CHAPTER VII epicyclic GEAR TRAINS 183. An epicyclic train of gears is a train ... 199 illustrates an epicyclic train, and the following description of its ..."

2. Handbook for Machine Designers and Draftsmen by Frederick Arthur Halsey (1913)
"An epicyclic gear is one that revolves around the center of another with which it is in ... Internal Gear epicyclic Train with Intermediate Gear Example 6. ..."

3. The Mechanics of Machinery by Alexander Blackie William Kennedy (1886)
"epicyclic GEARING. WE have seen that a kinematic chain may be converted into ... Such mechanisms are generally called epicyclic trains, because in them one ..."

4. The Mechanics of Machinery by Alexander Blackie William Kennedy (1886)
"epicyclic GEARING. WE have seen that a kinematic chain may be converted into ... Such mechanisms are generally called epicyclic trains, because in them one ..."

5. The Theory of Machines: Part I. The Principles of Mechanism. Part II by Robert William Angus (1917)
"Prove that the velocity ratio of an epicyclic train is E = 1 — R. 14. Design a reverted epicyclic train for a ratio of 1 to 2500. 15. ..."

6. Principles of Mechanism by Robert Willis (1870)
"BY epicyclic TRAINS. 397 A train of mechanism the axes of which are carried by an arm or frame which revolves round a center, as in figs. ..."

7. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine (1893)
"Other applications of epicyclic trains, where the last follower is a secondary piece, will be mentioned under the head of aggregate paths. SECTION III. ..."

8. Cotton Spinning by William Scott-Taggart (1897)
"The principle underlying an epicyclic train of wheels is so important ... 158 a diagram is given showing the simplest form of an epicyclic train of wheels. ..."

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