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Dictionary definition for: Gear

1. (n) a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

2. (v) set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

3. (n) a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

4. (n) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

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