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Foucault Pendulum

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Noun

1. foucault pendulum

pendulum with a long wire; can swing in any direction; the change in the swing plane demonstrates the earth's rotation

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Foucault Pendulum

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a pendulum consisting of a heavy weight on the end of a long wire hanging from a fixed point, of the kind invented by Jean Foucault to show that the earth is rotating: the pattern of the pendulum's swinging appears to be rotating to an observer

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Foucault Pendulum

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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.

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