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inertianoun [U]

uk   /ɪˈnɜː.ʃə/  us   /ˌɪnˈɝː.ʃə/
(Definition of inertia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inertianoun [U]

 us   /ɪˈnɜr·ʃə/
the tendency not to change what is happening: Many teachers were reluctant to use computers in their classrooms simply out of inertia.
physics Inertia is the force that causes something moving to tend to continue moving, and that causes something not moving to tend to continue not to move.
(Definition of inertia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inertia" in Business English

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inertianoun [U]

uk   us   /ɪˈnɜːʃə/
a situation in which there is very little activity or interest, or people are unwilling to make an effort to change: bureaucratic/government/managerial inertia
(Definition of inertia from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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