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" The dictionary said that inertia was a property of matter, by which matter tends, when at rest, to remain so, and, when in motion, to move on in a straight line. "
The Globe Dictionary of the English Language - Page 291
by English language - 1873 - 752 pages
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A Primary School Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1871 - 352 pages
...equitable; not just. In-5rt', a. Sluggish ; inactive: slothful; dull. In-r'ti-t-tT'sh-),. That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, nnd when in motion to continue in motion. In-ert'ness, n. Quality of being inert. In-s'ti-ma-Ые,...
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The Cabinet dictionary of the English language

English language - 1874
...— powerless for an effect or influence ; — inactive ; sluggish ; slothful. Inertia, (in-er'she-a) n. That property of matter by which it tends when...remain so, and when in * motion to continue in motion ; — indiKjiotiitiuM to move ; inactivity ; sluggishness. Inertly, (in-ertle) adv. Without activity;...
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A Catechism of High Pressure or Non-Condensing Steam Engines

Stephen Roper - 1874
...into which the momentum of the mass is concentrated. Q. What is motion ? Q. What is inertia ? A. It is that property of matter by which it tends when at...remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion. Q. What is capillary attraction ? A. It is the property observable in all porous substances of raising...
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A Primary School Dictionary of the English Language: Explanatory ...

Noah Webster, William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler - English language - 1874 - 352 pages
...inactive ; slothful; dull. In-r'ti-(-5r>sh-), я. That property of matter by which, it fo'nda when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion. In-ert'ness, n. Quality of being inert. In-es'ti-ma-ble, a. Abovo price ; invaluable. In-ev'i-ta-ble,...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...In-duce', vt To lead by persuasion. In-duce'ment, n. Any thing which induces. In-er'ti-a (-er'shl-a), . That property of matter by which it tends when at...remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion. In-eVi-ta-ble, a. Not to be avoided ; unavoidable. In'fer-ence, n. Deduction from premises ; consequence....
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The Engineer's Handy-book: Containing a Full Explanation of the Steam-engine ...

Stephen Roper - Mechanical engineering - 1884 - 675 pages
...1'33 = the distance which the body descends per second on an ininclined plane. Inertia. — Inertia is that property of matter by which it tends, •when...remain so, and, when in motion, to continue in motion. Levers. — Levers are classified into three different kinds or orders. When the fulcrum is between...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...In-diii^e', vt To lead by persuasion. In-diKje'ment, . Anything which induces. In-er'ti-a (-er'shl-a), n. That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, anil when in motion to continue in motion. In-eVi-ta-ble, a. Not to be avoided ; unavoidable. In'fer-ence,...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...In-dui;e', vt To lead by persuasion. In-dce'ment, n. Any thing which induces. In-erti-a (-er'shl-a), n. That property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain во, and when in motion to continue in motion. Ii;-eVi-ta-ble, a. Not to be avoided ; unavoidable....
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...Anything which induces. In-er'ti-a (-er'shl-a), n. That proper-ty of matter by which it tends wnen at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion. In-eVi-ta-ble, o. Not to be avoided ; unavoidable. In'fer-ence, n. Deduction from premises ; consequence....
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Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and ...

Stephen Roper - Fire engines - 1889 - 390 pages
...of the plane to the radius, or as the height of the plane is to its length. Inertia. — Inertia is that property of matter by which it tends when at...remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion. Levers. — Levers are classified into three different kinda or orders. When the fulcrum is between...
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