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Meaning of “inertia” - Learner’s Dictionary

inertia

noun [U]     /ɪˈnɜːʃə/
NO CHANGE If there is inertia, a situation remains the same or changes very slowly: the inertia of larger organizationsChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
LAZY a failure to do anything, especially because you are too lazy: International inertia could lead to a major disaster in the war zone.Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action
FORCE the physical force that keeps something in the same position or moving in the same directionParticular theories and concepts in physics
(Definition of inertia from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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