pendulum

A rod with a heavy metal weight, or bob, attached to the end, which swings under the influence of gravity and has a naturally isochronous motion or beat. In a clock, the pendulum is linked to an escapement mechanism, in order to regulate the action of the going train. The going train, in turn, gives an impulse to the pendulum on each swing, so main …...

Pendulum

A divinatory device consisting of a string attached to a heavy object, such as a quartz crystal, root, or ring. The free end of the string is held in the hand, the elbows steadied against a flat surface, and a question is asked. The movement of the heavy object's swings determines the answer. It is a tool which contacts the psychic mind.

Pendulum

A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its resting equilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity that will accelerate it back toward the equilibrium position. When released, the restoring force combined with the pendulum`s mass causes it to os....
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Pendulum

• (n.) 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 of clockwork and other machinery.
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pendulum

noun an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
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Pendulum

[mathematics] The mathematics of pendulums are in general quite complicated. Simplifying assumptions can be made, which in the case of a simple pendulum allows the equations of motion to be solved analytically for small-angle oscillations. == Simple gravity pendulum == From here there are many ways to proceed to calculate the elliptic integ...
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Pendulum

[torture device] The pendulum was an instrument of torture and execution claimed to have been used by the Spanish Inquisition as recently as the early 19th Century. The allegation is contained in the book The history of the Inquisition of Spain by the Spanish priest, historian and liberal activist Juan Antonio Llorente. Although invented to...
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Pendulum

Pen'du·lum noun ; plural Pendulums . [ New Latin , from Latin 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 of clockwork ...
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pendulum

A trick where you do a no-foot can-can in both directions before returning your feet to the pedals.
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pendulum

an apparatus in which an object is mounted to swing freely
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Pendulum

An object suspended by a thread. Movements of a pendulum are often used by dowsers to locate objects or answer questions.
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Pendulum

An object suspended by a thread. Movements of a pendulum are often used by dowsers to locate objects or answer questions.
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pendulum

Any body suspended at a point so that it swings in an arc. A pendulum swinging under gravity marks out equal intervals of time. This fact, supposedly first observed by Galileo in the Cathedral at Pisa, enabled him to design the first pendulum clock. The credit for the general use of pendulums in clo...
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pendulum

body suspended from a fixed point so that it can swing back and forth under the influence of gravity. Pendulums are used to regulate the movement of ... [10 related articles]
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pendulum

In a clock, the pendulum is linked to an escapement mechanism to regulate the action of the going train. The going train, in turn, gives an impulse to the pendulum on each swing, so maintaining its movement.
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pendulum

Origin: 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 of clockwork and other machinery. ... The time of oscillation of a pendulum is independent of the arc of vibration, provided this...
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pendulum

pendulum, a mass, called a bob, suspended from a fixed point so that it can swing in an arc determined by its momentum and the force of gravity. The length of a pendulum is the distance from the point of suspension to the center of gravity of the bob (see center of mass). Chance observation of a swi...
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pendulum

Weight (called a `bob`) swinging at the end of a rod or cord. The regularity of a pendulum's swing was used in making the first really accurate clocks in the 17th century. Pendulums can be used for measuring the acceleration due to gravity (an important constant in physics). Specialized pendulums are used to measure velocities (ballis...
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pendulum

[n] - an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity
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