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simple harmonic motion

noun, Physics.
1.
vibratory motion in a system in which the restoring force is proportional to the displacement from equilibrium.
Abbreviation: S.H.M., s.h.m.
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simple harmonic motion

noun
1.
a form of periodic motion of a particle, etc, in which the acceleration is always directed towards some equilibrium point and is proportional to the displacement from this point SHM
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simple harmonic motion  
See harmonic motion.
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