Definition of Gearing

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Gear, Geartrain, Power Train, Train
Group relationships: Engine
Specialized synonyms: Epicyclic Gear Train, Epicyclic Train, Reduction Gear
Generic synonyms: Wheelwork



Definition of Gearing

1. n. Harness.

Definition of Gearing

1. Noun. The ratio of a system of gears. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of gear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gearing

1. a system of gears [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gearing

1. 1. Harness. 2. The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; especially, a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery. Frictional gearing. See Frictional. Gearing chain, an endless chain transmitted motion from one sprocket wheel to another. Spur gearing, gearing in which the teeth or cogs are ranged round either the concave or the convex surface (properly the latter) of a cylindrical wheel; for transmitting motion between parallel shafts, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gearing

gear trains
gear up
gear wheel
gear wheels
gearbox
gearboxes
gearcase
gearcases
gearchange
gearchanges
geare
geared
geares
gearhead
gearheads
gearing (current term)
gearings
gearksutite
gearless
gearlike
gearmaker
gearmakers
gears
gearset
gearsets
gearshift
gearshifts
gearstick
gearsticks
geartrain

Literary usage of Gearing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In spur gearing, the wheels act upon each other in the same plane ; the pitch ... D In skew gearing the axles are neither parallel nor intersecting, ..."

2. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1903)
"Helical gearing is a modification of ordinary toothed gearing in which the ... Screw gearing is gearing in which the velocity ratio is independent of the ..."

3. Transactions by North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME. (1880)
"The gearing of the Silksworth engine, as described in Volume XXV., ... The only drawback, however, to that expansion gearing was that it was a fixed " cut ..."

4. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1919)
"Spiral gearing: Formulas in Spiral gearing, Cutting Spiral Gears. Worm gearing : Formulas in Worm gearing, Cutting Worm Gears, Threading Worms. ..."

5. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"Bevel-gearing, used to turn a right angle with shafting, frequently uses from ... In gear-trains or worm-gearing, 40 per cent of the power, or more may be ..."

6. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1902)
"These eventually resolved themselves into Huygens's gearing, invented, I believe, ... As this apparatus is easier to understand than differential gearing, ..."

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