Meaning of continuously variable transmission
contin'uously var'iable transmis'sion
— Auto., Mach. Auto.,Mach.
- a transmission, typically using rubber belts and pulleys, in which the ratio of the rotational speeds of two shafts, as the drive shaft and driven shaft of a vehicle, can be varied continuously within a given range, providing an infinite number of possible ratios. Abbr.: CVT