pendulum

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EtymologyEdit

Neuter of Latin pendulus, "hanging".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛnd͡ʒələm/

NounEdit

pendulum ‎(plural pendulums or pendula) (See usage notes.)

  1. A body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity, commonly used to regulate various devices such as clocks.

Usage notesEdit

The plural form pendula is significantly rarer than pendulums; see etymology at pendula for details. However, pendula is occasionally used in physics.

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