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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revolving  \Re*volv"ing\,  a. 
  Making  a  revolution  or  revolutions;  rotating;  --  used  also 
  figuratively  of  time,  seasons,  etc.,  depending  on  the 
  revolution  of  the  earth. 
  But  grief  returns  with  the  revolving  year.  --Shelley. 
  Revolving  seasons,  fruitless  as  they  pass.  --Cowper. 
  {Revolving  firearm}.  See  {Revolver}. 
  {Revolving  light},  a  light  or  lamp  in  a  lighthouse  so 
  arranged  as  to  appear  and  disappear  at  fixed  intervals, 
  either  by  being  turned  about  an  axis  so  as  to  show  light 
  only  at  intervals,  or  by  having  its  light  occasionally 
  intercepted  by  a  revolving  screen. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revolve  \Re*volve"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Revolved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Revolving}.]  [L.  revolvere,  revolutum  pref.  re-  re- 
  +  volvere  to  roll,  turn  round.  See  {Voluble},  and  cf 
  {Revolt},  {revolution}.] 
  1.  To  turn  or  roll  round  on  or  as  on  an  axis,  like  a  wheel; 
  to  rotate,  --  which  is  the  more  specific  word  in  this 
  If  the  earth  revolve  thus  each  house  near  the 
  equator  must  move  a  thousand  miles  an  hour.  --I. 
  2.  To  move  in  a  curved  path  round  a  center;  as  the  planets 
  revolve  round  the  sun. 
  3.  To  pass  in  cycles;  as  the  centuries  revolve. 
  4.  To  return;  to  pass.  [R.]  --Ayliffe. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pendulum  \Pen"du*lum\,  n.;  pl  {Pendulums}.  [NL.,  fr  L. 
  pendulus  hanging,  swinging.  See  {Pendulous}.] 
  A  body  so  suspended  from  a  fixed  point  as  to  swing  freely  to 
  and  fro  by  the  alternate  action  of  gravity  and  momentum.  It 
  is  used  to  regulate  the  movements  of  clockwork  and  other 
  Note:  The  time  of  oscillation  of  a  pendulum  is  independent  of 
  the  arc  of  vibration,  provided  this  arc  be  small 
  {Ballistic  pendulum}.  See  under  {Ballistic}. 
  {Compensation  pendulum},  a  clock  pendulum  in  which  the  effect 
  of  changes  of  temperature  of  the  length  of  the  rod  is  so 
  counteracted,  usually  by  the  opposite  expansion  of 
  differene  metals,  that  the  distance  of  the  center  of 
  oscillation  from  the  center  of  suspension  remains 
  invariable;  as  the  mercurial  compensation  pendulum,  in 
  which  the  expansion  of  the  rod  is  compensated  by  the 
  opposite  expansion  of  mercury  in  a  jar  constituting  the 
  bob;  the  gridiron  pendulum,  in  which  compensation  is 
  effected  by  the  opposite  expansion  of  sets  of  rodsof 
  different  metals. 
  {Compound  pendulum},  an  ordinary  pendulum;  --  so  called  as 
  being  made  up  of  different  parts  and  contrasted  with 
  simple  pendulum. 
  {Conical}  or  {Revolving},  {pendulum},  a  weight  connected  by  a 
  rod  with  a  fixed  point;  and  revolving  in  a  horizontal 
  cyrcle  about  the  vertical  from  that  point. 
  {Pendulum  bob},  the  weight  at  the  lower  end  of  a  pendulum. 
  {Pendulum  level},  a  plumb  level.  See  under  {Level}. 
  {Pendulum  wheel},  the  balance  of  a  watch. 
  {Simple}  or  {Theoretical},  {pendulum},  an  imaginary  pendulum 
  having  no  dimensions  except  length,  and  no  weight  except 
  at  the  center  of  oscillation;  in  other  words  a  material 
  point  suspended  by  an  ideal  line 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  turning  about  an  axis  [syn:  {rotating},  {turning},  {wheeling}] 

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