Pendulums are devices that are used to measure the motion of objects. They are usually made out of metal, and they have a weight at the bottom.

  • The pendulum was swinging back and forth, indicating that the weight was moving.

  • The pendulum is swinging back and forth, indicating that the object is moving.

Definition of pendulums


an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

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Example Sentences for pendulums

  • 1

    The pendulum always swings in the same plane.

  • 2

    For persons in the past, the pendulum will swing in the other direction.

  • 3

    Whilst swinging, the chairs rotate around the axis of the pendulum.

  • 4

    Articles on pendulum clocks and photoelectric photometry were deleted.

  • 5

    The pendulum is oscilliating back and forth.

  • 6

    The pendulum was synchronized to the human pulse.

  • 7

    But the detail of the Mackerras pendulum is rather esoteric.

  • 8

    It has little to do with the precession of the pendulum.

  • 9

    Such a cycloidal pendulum is isochronous, regardless of amplitude.

  • 10

    The longer the pendulum, the more sensitive the test.