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in·er·tia

 (ĭ-nûr′shə)
n.
1. Physics The tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest or of a body in straight line motion to stay in motion in a straight line unless acted on by an outside force; the resistance of a body to changes in momentum.
2. Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change: an entrenched bureaucracy's inertia.

[Latin, idleness, from iners, inert-, inert; see inert.]

in·er′tial adj.
in·er′tial·ly adv.
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inertia

(ɪnˈɜːʃə; -ʃɪə)
n
1. the state of being inert; disinclination to move or act
2. (General Physics) physics
a. the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
b. an analogous property of other physical quantities that resist change: thermal inertia.
inˈertial adj
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in•er•tia

(ɪnˈɜr ʃə, ɪˈnɜr-)

n.
1. inertness, esp. with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness.
2.
a. the property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force.
b. an analogous property of a force: electric inertia.
[1705–15; < Latin: lack of skill, slothfulness. See inert, -ia]
in•er′tial, adj.
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in·er·tia

(ĭ-nûr′shə)
The tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest, or of a body in motion to continue moving in a straight line at a constant speed unless a force is applied to it. Mass is a measure of a body's inertia.
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inertia

A body’s tendency to maintain a state of rest or of uniform motion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inertia - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
languor, lethargy, phlegm, sluggishness, flatness - inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
restfulness - the attribute of being restful; "he longed for the restfulness of home"
passivity, passiveness - the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
indolence, laziness - inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
2.inertia - (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
moment of inertia - the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration
mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
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inertia

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Translations
فُتور، خُمول، جُمود
ochablostsetrvačnost
inertitræghed
hitausinertia
aîgerîaleysi; sljóleiki
daadloosheidinertietraagheid
bezvládnosť
tröghet
eylemsizliktembellik

inertia

[ɪˈnɜːʃə] N
1. [of person] → inercia f, apatía f
2. (Chem, Phys) → inercia f
see also moment 2
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inertia

[ɪnˈɜːrʃə] ninertie finertia-reel seat belt nceinture f de sécurité à enrouleur
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inertia

n (lit, fig)Trägheit f; inertia-reel seat beltAutomatikgurt m
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inertia

[ɪˈnɜːʃə] ninerzia
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inert

(iˈnəːt) adjective
1. without the power to move. A stone is an inert object.
2. (of people) not wanting to move, act or think. lazy, inert people.
iˈnertness noun
iˈnertia (-ʃiə) noun
the state of being inert. It was difficult to overcome the feeling of inertia that the wine and heat had brought on.
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in·er·ti·a

n. inercia, falta de actividad; letargia, abulia, resistencia a un cambio.
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The inertia of rest caused by the Christmas break has to be overcome because there are business or employment responsibilities to be performed and, most importantly, bills to be paid.