Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A simple pendulum suspended from a long wire and set into motion along a meridian. The plane of motion appears to turn clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, demonstrating the axial rotation of the earth.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Jean Bernard Léon Foucault.

Examples

  • Campaign officials, citing the local fire marshal, put the crowd at 17,000 inside the eXcel Energy Center, plus another 15,000 outside.

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  • Once you have these data, how you present them is also up to you. eXcel spreadsheet (you may need "google docs" to view that), while similar tack.

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