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Simple terms: The 'reason' that to why you have to use some sort of effort to move or stop something like an object.

The law/principle of inertia states that a body at rest will remain at rest and a body in motion will continue moving with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external non zero force.

Don't confuse this with momentum
Due to inertia, a moving body in space (ie a vacuum) will not stop or deviate unless another non zero force acts on it (eg gravity)
by White Razor March 25, 2007
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when you can't get off the couch.
"Man, Jessica had so much inertia the other day, she couldn't even get off the couch!"
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Tendency for a person to resist a change in movement; Force needed to generate the momentum to cause movement
"I'm hungry, but have no inertia to get up and go eat"
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