inertia definition

  • noun:
    • Physics The tendency of a body to resist speed; the propensity of a body at rest to keep at peace or of a body in straight line motion to stay in motion in a straight line unless acted in by an outside force.
    • Resistance or disinclination to movement, activity, or change: the inertia of an entrenched bureaucracy.
    • the house of a body that resists any change to its uniform motion; equal to its mass.
    • In an individual, unwillingness to do this.
    • That residential property of matter through which it has a tendency whenever at rest to remain so, so when in motion to keep in movement, and in the exact same straight-line or path, unless acted in by some exterior power; -- occasionally called vis inertiæ. The inertia of a body is proportional to its mass.
    • Inertness; indisposition to movement, effort, or action; decreased power; slowness.
    • decreased task; slowness; -- stated especially for the womb, whenever, in work, its contractions have nearly or completely stopped.
    • decreased task; sluggishness; passiveness; inertness.
    • In physics, that home of matter by virtue which it retains its condition of sleep or of uniform rectilinear movement provided that no international cause modifications that condition. Also referred to as vis inertiæ (force of inertia).
    • In medication, wish of activity; sluggishness: a phrase specifically placed on the healthiness of the uterus with regards to cannot contract correctly in parturition.
    • for an airplane or point, the sum of the sun and rain of size each increased by the square of the distance through the given airplane or point.
    • (physics) the inclination of a body to maintain its state of sleep or consistent motion unless acted upon by an external force
    • a disposition to remain inactive or inert

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