Meaning of PENDULUM in English

PENDULUM

transcription, транскрипция: [ pendʒʊləm ]

( pendulums)

1.

The pendulum of a clock is a rod with a weight at the end which swings from side to side in order to make the clock work.

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2.

You can use the idea of a pendulum and the way it swings regularly as a way of talking about regular changes in a situation or in people’s opinions.

The political pendulum has swung in favour of the liberals.

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