Definition of dedendum in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈdɛndəm/


The radial distance from the pitch circle of a cogwheel or wormwheel to the bottom of the tooth space or groove. Compare with addendum.
Example sentences
  • Gears have addendums and dedendums that are the amount of tooth above and below the pitch line.
  • You do need a hob drawing which would have the addendum equal to the dedendum of the gear you are cutting.
  • The dedendum of the spur gear must be greater than the addendum of the lantern gear to prevent interference.


Early 20th century: from Latin, 'thing that can be surrendered', neuter gerundive of dedere.

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