inertia: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-ûr'shu, i-nûr'-), [key]
- inertness, esp. with regard to effort, motion, action, and the like; inactivity; sluggishness.
- electric inertia.
- 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.
- an analogous property of a force:electric inertia.
- lack of activity, esp. as applied to a uterus during childbirth when its contractions have decreased or stopped.
- inertia (Thesaurus)