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epicyclic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epicyclic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  an  epicycle;  "epicyclic  gear  train"  [syn: 
  {epicyclical}] 




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