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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to an epicycle;
- Example: "epicyclic gear train"
[syn: epicyclic, epicyclical]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

epicyclic \ep`i*cyc"lic\, epicyclical \ep`i*cyc"lic*al\, a. Pertaining to, resembling, or having the motion of, an epicycle. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

epicyclic adj 1: of or relating to an epicycle; "epicyclic gear train" [syn: epicyclic, epicyclical]