Origin of epicycle
Related formsep·i·cy·clic [ep-uh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] /ˌɛp əˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for epicycle
The small circle carried by a bigger one was called an Epicycle.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
The moon moves on an epicycle centred on a second epicycle, itself centred on a deferent, excentric to the earth.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
An epicycle in addition to the hypocycle was introduced into Mercury's orbit.
The planet is supposed to move equably in the epicycle, and to be carried by the Sun unequably in the proportion of the distances.
To help out of this difficulty, the worst possible mechanical scheme was invented, that known as the epicycle.Astronomy|David Todd