Definition of Epicycles

1. Noun. (plural of epicycle) ¹



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Definition of Epicycles

1. epicycle [n] - See also: epicycle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicycles

epicurely
epicureous
epicures
epicurism
epicurisms
epicurize
epicurized
epicurizes
epicurizing
epicutaneous
epicutaneously
epicuticle
epicuticles
epicuticular
epicycle
epicycles (current term)
epicyclic
epicyclic gear
epicyclic gear train
epicyclic train
epicyclical
epicycloid
epicycloidal
epicycloids
epicystitis
epicyte
epicœnes
epideictic
epideictically
epidemic

Literary usage of Epicycles

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1. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"Estimate of the Value of the Theory of Eccentrics and epicycles. IT may be useful here to explain the value of the theoretical step which Hipparchus thus ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"In order to establish the Theory of epicycles, it was necessary to assign the magnitudes, distances, and positions of the circles or spheres in which the ..."

3. A Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry (1899)
"Hence the epicycles and eccentrics of Coppernicus, which had to be adjusted in such a way that E E' S FIG. 49.—The alteration in a planet's apparent ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... in not be explained by eccentrics nor by epicycles carried along ... system of "eccentric*" and "epicycles" are referred to tlic 4'r. ..."

5. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1856)
"It will be seen that the radii drawn from Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, to the centres of their respective epicycles always remain parallel to the line which ..."

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