Definition for EP'I-CY-CLE

EP'I-CY-CLE, n. [Gr. επι and κυκλος, a circle.]

A little circle, whose center is in the circumference of a greater circle; or a small orb, which, being fixed in the deferent of a planet, is carried along with it, and yet by its own peculiar motion, carries the body of the planet fastened to it round its proper center. Harris.

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