Meaning of inertial mass

iner'tial mass'

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  1. the mass of a body as determined by the second law of motion from the acceleration of the body when it is subjected to a force that is not due to gravity.
  2. the measure of the property of inertia. Cf. Eötvös experiment, inertia (def. 2a),
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