Synonyms and Antonyms for foucault-pendulum

1. Foucault pendulum (n.)

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


2. pendulum (n.)

an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

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3. Foucault (n.)

French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868)