physical pendulum


noun Physics.

any apparatus consisting of a body of possibly irregular shape allowed to rotate freely about a horizontal axis on which it is pivoted (distinguished from simple pendulum).

Nearby words

  1. physical jerks,
  2. physical medicine,
  3. physical meteorology,
  4. physical mixture,
  5. physical optics,
  6. physical science,
  7. physical sign,
  8. physical therapy,
  9. physicalism,
  10. physicalistic

Also called compound pendulum.

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