Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a pendulum; having a back-and-forth motion.

Etymologies

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pendulum +‎ -like

Examples

  • As he rolled off into the black abyss he felt the rope tighten about his ankle and an instant later he was stopped with a sudden jerk to swing pendulumlike, head downward.

    Out of Time's Abyss

  • Stretched out, in a little grass-hollow, the dog followed blinkingly with his soft brown eyes the pendulumlike progress of his friend.

    Bruce

  • A year ago, the country rallied behind a new president who promised to end the pendulumlike swings, who seemed likely to restore equilibrium with his moderate temper and pragmatic mind.

    Reason Magazine

  • Other items used in the proof-of-concept experiment include a Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision) camera, a DSP starter kit (DSK) for the TMS320C6455, and a pendulumlike setting of five small-diameter spheres.

    Machine Design -

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