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Friction vs. Inertia

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Frictionnoun

The rubbing of one object or surface against another.

Inertianoun

The property of a body that resists any change to its uniform motion; equivalent to its mass.

Frictionnoun

(physics) A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.

Inertianoun

(figuratively) In a person, unwillingness to take action.

Frictionnoun

Massage of the body to restore circulation.

Inertianoun

(medicine) Lack of activity; sluggishness; said especially of the uterus, when, in labour, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.

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Frictionnoun

(figuratively) Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.

Inertianoun

That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction, unless acted on by some external force; - sometimes called vis inertiæ. The inertia of a body is proportional to its mass.

Frictionnoun

The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the hand, with flannel, or with a brush etc., to excite the skin to healthy action.

Inertianoun

Inertness; indisposition to motion, exertion, or action; lack of energy; sluggishness.

‘Men . . . have immense irresolution and inertia.’;

Frictionnoun

The resistance which a body meets with from the surface on which it moves. It may be resistance to sliding motion, or to rolling motion.

Inertianoun

Lack of activity; sluggishness; - said especially of the uterus, when, in labor, its contractions have nearly or wholly ceased.

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Frictionnoun

A clashing between two persons or parties in opinions or work; a disagreement tending to prevent or retard progress.

Inertianoun

a disposition to remain inactive or inert;

‘he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work’;

Frictionnoun

a state of conflict between persons

Inertianoun

(physics) the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

Frictionnoun

the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

Inertianoun

a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged

‘the bureaucratic inertia of the various tiers of government’;

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Frictionnoun

effort expended in rubbing one object against another

Inertianoun

a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force

‘the power required to overcome friction and the inertia of the moving parts’;

Frictionnoun

the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another

‘a lubrication system which reduces friction’;

Inertianoun

resistance to change in some other physical property

‘the thermal inertia of the oceans will delay the full rise in temperature for a few decades’;

Frictionnoun

the action of one surface or object rubbing against another

‘the friction of braking’;

Inertia

Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its velocity. This includes changes to the object's speed, or direction of motion.

Frictionnoun

conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions

‘a considerable amount of friction between father and son’;

Friction

Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. There are several types of friction: Dry friction is a force that opposes the relative lateral motion of two solid surfaces in contact.

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