Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or resembling the motion of a pendulum; swinging back and forth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to a pendulum: as, pendular vibration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pendulous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characteristic of the motion of a pendulum
  • adjective pendulous

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Examples

  • A Wall Street Journal reporter observed one philosophical musing tacked to the admiral's bulletin board in 1983: "The American People are pendular."

    Cold War Admiral Guided

  • I am a believer in the pendular theory of inanity, and these wobblies are so far out of their minds that the backlash has to be coming.

    The President and Intelligent Design

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • Even when his stagger was at its worst, when his movements became reckless, pendular lurches, he labored not to let the strain of it show on his face.

    Heaven Lake

  • In the history of human thought and social organization there is an interesting pendular swing between conflicting ideas so that, about the time we wake up to recognize that thought is swinging one way, we may be fairly sure that soon it will be swinging the other.

    Christianity and Progress

  • It must have an ideal material point, an ideal rigid thread, an ideal point of suspension; and then the pendular movement is translated by a formula.

    More Hunting Wasps

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  • Of, like or pertaining to a pendulum. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008