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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.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The period of a torsion pendulum being much longer than a vibrating pendulum of the same length, the time of running is longer.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley

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