[in-urt, ih-nurt] /ɪnˈɜrt, ɪˈnɜrt/
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to ):
Chemistry. having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere.
Pharmacology. having no pharmacological action, as the excipient of a pill.
inactive or sluggish by habit or nature.
having no inherent ability to move or to resist motion
inactive, lazy, or sluggish
having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive
1640s, from French inerte (16c.) or directly from Latin inertem (nominative iners) “unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless,” from in- “without” + ars (genitive artis) “skill” (see art (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from 1885. Of persons or creatures, from 1774.
inert in·ert (ĭn-ûrt’)
Not chemically reactive.
noun, Physics. 1. a frame of reference that moves with the object, so that the moving object appears to violate Newton’s laws of motion since it accelerates despite having no horizontal forces on it.
- Non-inertial frame
noun, Physics. 1. a frame of reference that moves with the object, so that the moving object appears to violate Newton’s laws of motion since it accelerates despite having no horizontal forces on it. non-inertial frame A reference frame in which the observers are undergoing some accelerating force, such as gravity or a mechanical acceleration. […]
[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/ adjective 1. communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another: infectious diseases. 2. causing or communicating . 3. tending to spread from one to another: infectious laughter. 4. Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture. 5. Obsolete. […]
[in-fley-shuh n] /ɪnˈfleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Economics. a persistent, substantial rise in the general level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money and resulting in the loss of value of currency (opposed to ). 2. the act of . 3. the state of being . /ɪnˈfleɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]