Definition of Foucault pendulum

1. Noun. Pendulum with a long wire; can swing in any direction; the change in the swing plane demonstrates the earth's rotation.

Generic synonyms: Pendulum



Definition of Foucault pendulum

1. Noun. Foucault's pendulum ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foucault Pendulum

Foshan
Foshay test
Fossa fossa
Foster
Foster Kennedy's syndrome
Foster frame
Fothergill's disease
Fothergill's neuralgia
Fothergill's sign
Foucaldian
Foucauldian
Foucault
Foucault's pendulum
Foucault current
Foucault pendulum
Foucaultian
Fouchet's reagent
Fouchet's stain
Foule Mudammas
Foulness Island
Founding Father
Founding Fathers
Fountain of Youth
Fouquieria
Fouquieria columnaris
Fouquieria splendens
Fouquieriaceae
Four-Corner

Literary usage of Foucault pendulum

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"4, about a meter long, weighted above with 1.5 or 2 kilograms to secure as long period as that of the foucault pendulum (4 seconds). ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"First and foremost, of course, is the foucault pendulum, which in this case is 1440 cm. long and occupies a special well. It is started every morning at 8 ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"Beetz attempts to explain the rise in pitch by the supposition that the fork here becomes a special case of the foucault pendulum. ..."

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