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gear ratio Syllabification: gear ra·ti·o

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of gear ratio in English:

noun

(In a gearbox, transmission, etc.) the ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate.
Example sentences
  • Players can tweak tire usage, the suspension, gear ratio, power ratio and steering.
  • But with a geared transmission, you have to choose whatever speed the given gear ratio provides.
  • If you want more leverage on the rear wheel, you need to change to a lower gear ratio or use longer cranks for the same gear ratio.

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