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Definition of Pendulum


  1. 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.

Pendulum Quotations

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Carl Jung

History has always been a series of pendulum swings, but the individual doesn't have to get caught in that.
Robert Johnson

We're waiting for the pendulum to swing back again, which I am absolutely confident it will.
Don Bluth

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
Eugene Field

Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we're in a battle between tyranny and freedom - it's a series of pendulum swings.
Jon Stewart
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Pendulum Translations

pendulum in French is pendule
pendulum in German is Pendel
pendulum in Hungarian is inga
pendulum in Italian is pendolo
pendulum in Swedish is pendel
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