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English → English (WordNet) Definition: epicycle epicycle n : a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid
English → English (gcide) Definition: Epicycle Epicycle \Ep"i*cy`cle\, n. [L. epicyclus, Gr. ?; 'epi` upon + ? circle. See Cycle.] 1. (Ptolemaic Astron.) A circle, whose center moves round in the circumference of a greater circle; or a small circle, whose center, being fixed in the deferent of a planet, is carried along with the deferent, and yet, by its own peculiar motion, carries the body of the planet fastened to it round its proper center. [1913 Webster] The schoolmen were like astronomers which did feign eccentrics, and epicycles, and such engines of orbs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A circle which rolls on the circumference of another circle, either externally or internally. [1913 Webster]


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