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torsion pendulum

noun, Horology.
a pendulum the weight of which is rotated alternately in opposite directions through a horizontal plane by the torsion of the suspending rod or spring: used for clocks intended to run a long time between windings.
Origin of torsion pendulum
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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