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- n. The difference between the radius of the pitch circle of a gear and its root circle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the tooth of a cog-wheel or gear which is inside the pitch-circle and is intercepted between the pitch-line and the circle which limits all the roots of the teeth and the spaces between them. The addendum of the teeth of the meshing-wheel enters into this space.
From Latin dedere (Wiktionary)