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Definition of "gearing" []

  • A system of gears and associated elements by which motion is transferred within a machine. (noun)
  • The act or technique of providing with gears. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gearing" in a sentence
  • "And it seems to me that as it relates to what we call your gearing ratio, or your quarter one, are now less than three to one structure."
  • "Becky was a little stretched out on the bike, and the gearing is more race-oriented than she needs, but it worked fine as a campus commuter."
  • "The biggest problem was that in gearing up to fight the good fight for the public option, etc., many people started to believe the nonsense that the current bill is actually worse than the status quo."