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pendulum

noun uk   /ˈpen.dʒəl.əm/ us  
[C] a device consisting of a weight on a stick or thread that moves from one side to the other, especially one that forms a part of some types of clocks: The pendulum in the grandfather clock swung back and forth. The spaceship's jets were fired periodically to dampen a side-to-side pendulum motion that had developed. [S] a change, especially from one opinion to an opposite one: As so often in education, the pendulum has swung back to the other extreme and testing is popular again.
Translations of “pendulum”
in Spanish péndulo…
in French (à/de) balancier…
in German das Pendel, Pendel……
in Chinese (Traditional) 擺,擺錘, (尤指)鐘擺, 搖擺不定的事態或局面…
in Russian маятник…
in Turkish sarkaç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摆,摆锤, (尤指)钟摆, 摇摆不定的事态或局面…
in Polish wahadło…
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