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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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The equations of conservation of mass, momentum and energy for steady, creeping flow (very low Reynolds Number, inertialess) must be solved.
An alternative to using a phased array to steer a radar beam is to electronically control the orientation of an inertialess broadband microwave reflector.
In these applications, low cost, rapid inertialess scanning of the antenna is desirable.
Furthermore, assuming that the temporal inertia terms in the above equations are approximated by using inertialess and dimensionless average flows [24], the equations become