HyperDic: inertia

English > 2 senses of the word inertia:
NOUNattributeinertia, inactiveness, inactivitya disposition to remain inactive or inert
phenomenoninertia(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
inertia > pronunciation
Soundsihner'shah
Rhymesacacia ... Xhosa: 16 rhymes with shah...
English > inertia: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA disposition to remain inactive or inert.
Example"he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
Synonymsinactiveness, inactivity
Narrowerindolence, lazinessinactivity resulting from a dislike of work
languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessinactivity / inactivity
passivity, passivenessThe trait of remaining inactive
restfulnessThe attribute of being restful
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositeactiveness, activityThe trait of being active
Spanishinactividad, inercia
Catalaninactivitat, inèrcia
English > inertia: 2 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowermoment of inertiaThe tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishinercia
Catalaninèrcia
Adjectivesinertialof or relating to inertia

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