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ad•den•dum



Pronunciation: (u-den'dum), [key]
n.,
pl. -daPronunciation: (-du) [key] for 1, 2; -dums for 3.

1. a thing to be added; an addition.
2. an appendix to a book.
3. Mach.
a. the radial distance between the tip of a gear tooth and the pitch circle of a gear or the pitch line of a rack. Cf. dedendum.
b. Also called adden'dum cir'cle. an imaginary circle touching the tips of the teeth on a gear.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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