Wortformen:(regular plural) gear ratios
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) The gear ratio is the ratio of the number of turns the output shaft makes when the input shaft turns once. ⇒ A gearset with a 1-inch drive gear and a 2-inch driven gear has a gear ratio of 2:1. ⇒ If the car is shifted into a higher gear, the gear ratio is reduced. ⇒ Through selection of the proper gear ratio, torque applied to the drive wheels can be multiplied.
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