# inertia

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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.]

## 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.

## 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·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.

## inertia

A body’s tendency to maintain a state of rest or of uniform motion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 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 naturelanguor, 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 initiativeindolence, 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 forcenatural 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 accelerationmechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

## inertia

noun He resented her inertia and lack of self-direction.
Translations
فُتور، خُمول، جُمود
ochablostsetrvačnost
inertitræghed
hitausinertia
aîgerîaleysi; sljóleiki
bezvládnosť
tröghet
eylemsizliktembellik

## inertia

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## inertia

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## inertia

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