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pendulum

  

      n  
1    a body mounted so that it can swing freely under the influence of gravity. It is either a bob hung on a light thread (simple pendulum) or a more complex structure (compound pendulum)  
2    such a device used to regulate a clockwork mechanism  
3    something that changes its position, attitude, etc. fairly regularly  
the pendulum of public opinion     
     (C17: from Latin pendulus pendulous)  
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pendule  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a manoeuvre by which a climber on a rope from above swings in a pendulum-like series of movements to reach another line of ascent,   (Also called)    pendulum         


pendulum         
      n  
1    a body mounted so that it can swing freely under the influence of gravity. It is either a bob hung on a light thread (simple pendulum) or a more complex structure (compound pendulum)  
2    such a device used to regulate a clockwork mechanism  
3    something that changes its position, attitude, etc. fairly regularly  
the pendulum of public opinion     
     (C17: from Latin pendulus pendulous)  

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pendulous, pendule, pendulously, pend

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