simple harmonic motion

noun

Definition of simple harmonic motion

  1. :  a harmonic motion of constant amplitude in which the acceleration is proportional and oppositely directed to the displacement of the body from a position of equilibrium :  the projection on any diameter of a point in uniform motion around a circle

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