English translation: circumference of the approximate ring shape area
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outside circumference portion in the shape of almost circular ring
Explanation: 外周 is outside circumference. 円環 is ring. 円環状 is ring shape. 略is about or almost. I guess it is a portion of a patent. 略
is often used this meanign in patents. Then 略円環状 is the shape of almost circular ring.
Naoki Inumaru Japan Local time: 23:54 Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in category: 8
Explanation: I use my washing machine daily but I've never quite examined the inner workings!
I see many references to annular part, annular plate, annular structure and annular chamber part with reference to washing machines.
WASHING MACHINE DRIVE - Patent 3630102
The invention relates to a washing machine drive comprising a motor and a ... the armature also presses the outer circumference of the annular plate 18 ... www.freepatentsonline.com/3630102.html - 29k - Cached - Similar pages
…the armature also presses the outer circumference of the annular plate 18 against the backing member 26, solid with the casing