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07:55 Nov 5, 2007
Russian to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Science (general) / scientific writing
Russian term or phrase:упруго закреплённый
Маятник с упруго закреплённым концом.
What is meant is that the free end of the pendulum is connected to a spring, which, in turn, is attached to a vertical wall.
I believe that "elastically" is the word here because, according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:
"elastic" implies the property of resisting deformation by stretching, while "flexible" applies to something which may or may not be resilient or elastic but which can be bent or folded without breaking ("resilient" implies the ability to recover shape quickly when the deforming force or pressure is removed)
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