pendulum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, neuter of pendulus Date: 1660 1. a body suspended from a fixed point so as to swing freely to and fro under the action of gravity and commonly used to regulate movements (as of clockwork) 2. something (as a state of affairs) that alternates between opposites

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pendulum — Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the movements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pendulum Álbum de Creedence Clearwater Revival Publicación 7 de diciembre de 1970 Grabación Wally Heider s Studio, San Francisco, California …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pendulum — Pendulum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pendulum — 1660, from Mod.L. pendulum (1643), properly neut. of L. adj. pendulus hanging down, from pendere to hang (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pendŭlum — (lat.), Pendel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pendulum — ► NOUN ▪ a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely, especially one regulating the mechanism of a clock. DERIVATIVES pendular adjective. ORIGIN Latin, thing hanging down …   English terms dictionary

  • pendulum — [pen′dyo͞o ləm, pen′dyələm, pen′dələm; pen′jo͞oləm, pen′jəem] n. [ModL < neut. of L pendulus: see PENDULOUS] a body hung from a fixed point so as to swing freely to and fro under the combined forces of gravity and momentum: often used in… …   English World dictionary

  • Pendulum — This article is about pendulums. For other uses, see Pendulum (disambiguation). Simple gravity pendulum model assumes no friction or air resistance …   Wikipedia

  • pendulum — pendulumlike, adj. /pen jeuh leuhm, pen deuh /, n. 1. a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum. 2. Horol. a swinging lever, weighted at the lower end, for regulating the speed of… …   Universalium

  • Pendulum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Pendulum », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot pendulum signifie pendule en anglais.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pendulum — В Викисловаре есть статья «:en:pendulum» Pendulum (рус. маятник): Pendulum …   Википедия

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