gear·​ing | \ˈgir-iŋ \

Definition of gearing 

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

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

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Gears The gearing of my bike hasn't changed much; there are just more of them. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years," 10 Nov. 2018 The company said that will allow the acquisition to fit within its current spending budget and targets for gearing. Sarah Kent, WSJ, "BP to Buy BHP Shale Assets for More Than $10 Billion," 27 July 2018 The four-wheel-drive system has low-range gearing for hills, sand and mud. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 And since new gearings were able to mimic wheels larger than those of the largest Ordinary, speed records fell too. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018 The weight loss, coupled with the nine-speed automatic’s gearing and an advanced stop/start system, afford a fuel-economy improvement of 3 mpg on the V-6 model, despite an 8 percent bump in power — to 310 horsepower. Al Haas,, "Roomy three-row SUVs appeal to 'child-raising generation'," 7 June 2018 The full-time 4WD system has high- and low-range gearing and a Torsen limited-slip locking center differential. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: An heirloom original," 30 Mar. 2018 There is no low-range gearing for serious trail driving, however. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "VW rolls out Tiguan new generation: longer, with room for seven," 2 Feb. 2018 The Silverado’s four-wheel-drive system includes low-range gearing through the two-speed transfer case, and an automatic-locking rear differential. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Chevy celebrates 100 years of trucks with its Silverado Centennial Edition | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gearing

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gearing was in 1833

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English Language Learners Definition of gearing

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

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