harmonic drive


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harmonic drive

[här′män·ik ′drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
A drive system that uses inner and outer gear bands to provide smooth motion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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