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Topic: MECHANICAL

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: iners; INERT

inertia

noun
     
in‧er‧tia [uncountable]
1 when no one wants to do anything to change a situation:
political inertia
2 technicalHPTEM the force that keeps an object in the same position or keeps it moving until it is moved or stopped by another force
3 a lack of energy and a feeling that you do not want to do anything
inertial adjective
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