gearing

[ geer-ing ]
/ ˈgɪər ɪŋ /

noun Machinery.

an assembly of parts, especially a train of gears, for transmitting and modifying motion and torque in a machine.
the act or process of equipping with gears.
the method of installation of such gears.

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Origin of gearing

First recorded in 1815–25; gear + -ing1
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gearing
/ (ˈɡɪərɪŋ) /

noun

an assembly of gears designed to transmit motion
the act or technique of providing gears to transmit motion
Also called: capital gearing accounting, British the ratio of a company's debt capital to its equity capitalUS word: leverage
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