pendulum definition

  • noun:
    • A body suspended from a fixed assistance such that it swings easily to and fro under the influence of gravity, popular to modify numerous devices, especially clocks. Also called easy pendulum.
    • something which swings back and forth in one training course, opinion, or problem to some other: the pendulum of public-opinion.
    • A body suspended from a hard and fast assistance so that it swings easily back and forth intoxicated by gravity, popular to modify various devices like clocks.
    • A body therefore suspended from a fixed point as to swing easily to and fro because of the alternate action of gravity and energy. It's used to regulate the moves of clockwork and other machinery.
    • whatever hangs down from a place of accessory and is free to move.
    • In mech., a body therefore suspended from a fixed point as to go on to and fro because of the alternative activity of gravity as well as its acquired energy of movement.
    • A chandelier or lamp pendent from a ceiling.
    • A guard-ring of a watch and its attachment, in which the watch is attached with a chain.
    • A pendulum that at some point of its road closes a circuit, as a result either reporting the beats associated with pendulum at remote programs for time-comparisons, or right controlling a number of clocks. See electric time clock, under clock.
    • See the adjectives.
    • A pump where the reciprocating movement for the piston is controlled by a pendulum.
    • A pump the handle which swings on either part of the center of suspension.
    • A pendulum comprising a spherical bob suspended from a cord or line.
    • an apparatus comprising an object mounted so that it swings easily consuming gravity

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