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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle.

Usage examples (36)
  • One such feature was epicycles used to explain the apparent backward motion of planets across the sky.
  • For the epicycle is a sphere which changes place in the circumference of the large sphere.
  • Zizka makes an interesting point, I think, with his "epicycle" comment, but I don't believe that the rules that cover exceptions are necessarily made up.
  • So we now have the following epicycle from peterson. for more
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