epicyclic train


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epicyclic train

[¦ep·ə¦sī·klik ′trān]
(mechanical engineering)
A combination of epicyclic gears, usually connected by an arm, in which some or all of the gears have a motion compounded of rotation about an axis and a translation or revolution of that axis.
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