Difference between revisions of "Pendulum"

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Although strict derivation from Latin (the language from which English gets this word) would make its plural '''pendul<u>a</u>''', this is not to be used nowadays.  ''OED'' says the plural is '''pendulums''' – adding “formerly (rarely) –a”.
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Although strict derivation from [[Latin]] (the language from which English gets this word) would make its plural '''pendul<u>a</u>''', this is not to be used nowadays.  ''OED'' says the plural is '''pendulums''' - adding "formerly (rarely) 'a'".

Latest revision as of 17:08, 9 October 2019

Although strict derivation from Latin (the language from which English gets this word) would make its plural pendula, this is not to be used nowadays. OED says the plural is pendulums - adding "formerly (rarely) 'a'".