### inertia

1. a disposition to remain inactive or inert
2. (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

### inertia

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-er′she-ă, in-ĕr′shă Definitions: 1. The tendency of a physical body to oppose any force tending to move it from a position of rest or to change its uniform motion. 2. Denoting inactivity or lack of force, lack of mental or physical vigor, or sluggishness of thought or action.
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### inertia

The property of matter that requires a force to act on it to change the way it is moving; momentum is a measure of inertia.
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### inertia

[n] - (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
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### Inertia

Inertia is a property of matter. It describes how difficult it is to either get something moving or to stop it when it is moving. So an elephant has a lot more inertia than a paper clip. The SI unit for inertia is the kilogram. It's important to realise that, e.g. when in a spacecraft in orbit, the effects of gravity can be ignored, but inertia can...
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### Inertia

An object's resistance to a change in its velocity. The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest, and of an object in motion to remain in motion, in the absence of applied forces. Newton`s first law of motion stated this tendency, while his second law effectively states that momentum (the quantification of inertia) is proportional to both th...
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### Inertia

Inability of the structure to move of itself. (The second moment of area of section about the elastic neutral axis is sometimes referred to as moment of inertia.)
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### inertia

The tendency of a body to stay at rest or to continue to move at the same velocity, unless acted on by an outside force. A tractor trailer has more inertia than a bicycle. A bowling ball has more inertia than a tennis ball.
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### Inertia

The tendency of a mass at rest to resist motion, or the tendency to resist change of motion.
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### inertia

Tendency of a body to remain at rest or move in straight line
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### Inertia

In·er'ti·a noun [ Latin , idleness, from iners idle. See Inert .] 1. (Physics) That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction, unless acted on by some external force; ...
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### inertia

Inactivity, inability to move spontaneously. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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### inertia

(in-ur´shә) inactivity; inability to move spontaneously. colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation. uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.
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### Inertia

• (n.) Want of activity; sluggishness; -- said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased. • (n.) Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; want of energy; sluggishness. • (n.) That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continu...
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### inertia

property of a body by virtue of which it opposes any agency that attempts to put it in motion or, if it is moving, to change the magnitude or ... [13 related articles]
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### inertia

inactivity, inability to move spontaneously.
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### inertia

inertia 1. The inability or unwillingness to move or to act. 2. In physics, the tendency of a body to remain in its state (at rest or in motion) until acted upon by an outside force. 3. Inactivity; inability to move spontaneously; sluggishness. 4. Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change: 'The inertia of an entrenched bureaucrac...
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### Inertia

a historical concept used for describing massive, moving objects
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### Inertia

measurement of an object's ability to resist a change in velocity, this property is dependent upon the mass and shape of the object.
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### inertia

that property of matter by virtue of which any material body continues in its existing state of movement or rest in the absence of an external force
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### inertia

The property of an object to resist changes to its state of motion. Being an inherent property of mass, it is present even in the absence of gravity. For example, although a spacecraft may be located well away from any gravitating mass, its inertia must still be overcome in order for it to speed up,...
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### inertia

inertia (inûr'shu) , in physics, the resistance of a body to any alteration in its state of motion, i.e., the resistance of a body at rest to being set in motion or of a body in motion to any change of speed or change in direction of motion. Inertia is a property common to all matter. This ...

### Inertia

Inertia is the property of a body that causes it to oppose any change in its velocity, even if the velocity is zero. An object at rest requires a force to make it move, and a moving object requires a force to make it slow down, accelerate, or change direction. Newton called this resistance to a change of velocity inertia. It has been found that the...
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### inertia

the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion
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### Inertia

Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity. The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles of classical physics that are used to describe the motion of objects...
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