What does "pendulum" mean?


A pendulum is an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity.
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[pen-juh-luhm, pen-duh-]
a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum.
Horology a swinging lever, weighted at the lower end, for regulating the speed of a clock mechanism.
something that tends to move from one position, condition, etc., to the opposite extreme and then back again: In a democratic society, the pendulum of political thought swings left and right.
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