pendulum

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Etymology[edit]

Neuter of Latin pendulus, "hanging".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛnd͡ʒələm/

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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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Adjective[edit]

pendulum

  1. nominative neuter singular of pendulus
  2. accusative masculine singular of pendulus
  3. accusative neuter singular of pendulus
  4. vocative neuter singular of pendulus