Displaying the qualities of a pendulum. Having a relatively slow, regular, back-and-forth movement.

Some things that have pendulousity:

Pen"du*lous (?), a. [L. pendulus, fr. pendere to hang. Cf. Pendant, and cf. Pendulum.]

1.

Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.

Shak. "The pendulous round earth. Milton.

2.

Wavering; unstable; doubtful.

[R.] "A pendulous state of mind."

Atterbury.

3. Bot.

Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper part of the ovary.

 

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