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Pendulum stands for:

  • regular journeys to and from work, see commuters
  • the movement of a simple mechanical system, the pendulum
  • more generally the fluctuation of a body about its equilibrium position, see oscillation
  • unwanted coupled oscillation around yaw, roll and pitch axes in motorcycles, see motorcycle #sweave
  • the use of a pendulum in esotericism, see pendulum (esotericism)
  • the unauthorized transfer of objects between cells through their open outer window, for which the object attached to a string is set in a pendulum motion
  • a special form of instinctual behavior in which two behavior patterns alternate for a long time, see jumping behavior

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Wiktionary: Pendulum  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations