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.
A reference frame in which the observers are undergoing some accelerating force, such as gravity or a mechanical acceleration. Also called non-inertial frame of reference, non-inertial reference frame, non-inertial system. Compare inertial frame. See also inertial force, Special Relativity.
[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 […]
[in-flekt] /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to modulate (the voice). 2. Grammar. 3. to bend; turn from a direct line or course. 4. Botany. to bend in. verb (used without object) 5. Grammar. to be characterized by inflection. /ɪnˈflɛkt/ verb 1. (grammar) to change (the form of a word) or (of a word) to […]
[in-fawr-muh-tiv] /ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv/ adjective 1. giving ; instructive: an informative book. /ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv/ adjective 1. providing information; instructive adj. “instructive,” late 14c., “formative, shaping, plastic,” from Medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informatus, past participle of informare (see inform). Related: Informatively.