gearing

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noun gear·ing \ˈgir-iŋ\

Definition of gearing

  1. 1 :  the act or process of providing or fitting with gears

  2. 2 :  the parts by which motion is transmitted from one portion of machinery to another; especially :  a train of gears

1833

First Known Use of gearing

1833


GEARING Defined for English Language Learners

gearing

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noun gear·ing \ˈgir-iŋ\

Definition of gearing for English Language Learners

  • : the parts that transfer motion from one part of a machine to another



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