conical pendulum

Horol.
a clock pendulum oscillating in a circle rather than in a straight line.

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  • Conical pendulum — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conical pendulum — A conical pendulum is a weight (or bob) fixed on the end of a string (or rod) suspended from a pivot. Its construction is similar to an ordinary pendulum; however, instead of rocking back and forth, the bob of a conical pendulum moves at a… …   Wikipedia

  • Conical pendulum — Conic Con ic, Conical Con ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. conique. See {Cone}.] 1. Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conical pendulum — kūginė švytuoklė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. conical pendulum vok. Kegelpendel, n rus. конический маятник, m pranc. pendule conique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • conical pendulum — Horol. a clock pendulum oscillating in a circle rather than in a straight line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pendulum — Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum bob — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum level — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum wheel — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum — This article is about pendulums. For other uses, see Pendulum (disambiguation). Simple gravity pendulum model assumes no friction or air resistance …   Wikipedia

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