universal joint

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universal joint

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a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions

universal joint

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ′jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
A linkage that transmits rotation between two shafts whose axes are coplanar but not coinciding.
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Moreover, the unconditional universal coupling is a crucial assumption (1) for the singularity theorems of Hawking and Penrose (Hawking and Ellis 1973).

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