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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The natural force in matter that makes it stay at rest or keep moving in a fixed direction unless acted upon by an outside force.

Usage examples (36)
  • So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
  • He had to overcome his inertia and get back to work
  • Bureaucratic inertia is an undemocratic check on progressive change.
  • Schwabe cycle, energy balance short term inertia, oceanic thermal inertia, etc. for more
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