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Definition of Pendulum

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

Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

In many ways, America is on the receiving end of a pendulum that has been swung with great force, and for a long time, outward into the world. The impact is a wake-up call on every level.
Henry Rollins

The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.
Clint Eastwood
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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