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inertia

 [in-er´shah] (L.)
inactivity; inability to move spontaneously.
colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·er·ti·a

(in-er'she-ă, in-ĕr'shă),
1. The tendency of a physical body to oppose any force tending to move it from a position of rest or to change its uniform motion.
2. Denoting inactivity or lack of force, lack of mental or physical vigor, or sluggishness of thought or action.
[L. want of skill, laziness]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·er·ti·a

(in-ĕr'shē-ă)
1. The tendency of a physical body to oppose any force tending to move it from a position of rest or to change its uniform motion.
2. Denoting inactivity or lack of force, lack of mental or physical vigor, or sluggishness of thought or action.
[L. want of skill, laziness]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·er·ti·a

(in-ĕr'shē-ă)
1. Tendency of a physical body to oppose any force tending to move it from a position of rest or to change its uniform motion.
2. Denoting inactivity or lack of force, lack of mental or physical vigor, or sluggishness of thought or action.
[L. want of skill, laziness]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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North America is expected to account for highest share of 30.50% by value, by 2027 in the global High-end Inertial Sensors, IMUs & INS Market.
From the foregoing finite element analysis, it is known that the vibration of the equipment bay with the mass mainly occurs on the inertial bracket and its surrounding area, and thus, the influence of the following parameters on the first modal frequency of the equipment bay is further studied: the bracket top surface (as shown in Figure 14(a)) thickness [T.sub.1], the bracket rib (as shown in Figure 14(b)) thickness [T.sub.2], the bracket side surface (as shown in Figure 14(c)) thickness [T.sub.3], the bracket beam (as shown in Figure 14(d)) thickness [T.sub.4], and the stringer (the relevant 6 stringers on the bracket side) thickness [T.sub.5].
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Less than a month later, the Laboratory received a letter contract to study the possibilities of the inertial navigation system Doc had proposed.
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