Meaning of PENDULUM in English

PENDULUM

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

clock

Harrison completed his first pendulum clock in 1713, before he was twenty years old.

swing

But Robert finds that he can not avoid the latter, and thus begins the great pendulum swing of his life.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A weight suspended on the end of a piece of string and then set in motion acts as a pendulum .

As we neared the center, we saw the pendulum clearly.

Others dislike pendulums, sticks or rods.

That frenzied period has passed and, if anything, the pendulum has swung in the other direction.

The pendulum has swung from silly dreaming to grinding pragmatism.

The cool movement, if it can be called that, swung the jazz pendulum quite a bit.

Thus the pendulum of public pressure swings back and forth, reflecting the unresolved tensions within public policy.

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