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pendular

[pen-juh-ler, pen-duh-] /ˈpɛn dʒə lər, ˈpɛn də-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a pendulum.
2.
of or resembling the motion of a pendulum:
a pendular vibration.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; pendul(um) + -ar1
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  • She fixes her gaze on the watch, tracking its pendular motion with her eyes.
Word Origin and History for pendular
adj.

1734, from French pendulaire, from pendule, from pendre (see pendant).

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