Fr.: collision inélastique
A collision between bodies in which there is a loss of total kinetic energy.
Fr.: diffusion inélastique
1) A statement of the form a ≠ b, a > b, or a < b, asserting one quantity
is greater than or less than another quantity. → equality.
Having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active).
Inert, from Fr. inerte, from L. inertem "unskilled, inactive," from → in- "without" + ars (gen. artis) "skill."
Laxt "sluggish, inert."
Fr.: gaz rare, ~ inerte
Any one of six gases helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, all of whose atomic shells contain complete numbers of electrons so that the atoms are almost completely chemically inactive. Same as noble gases.
Tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line.
Inertia, from L. inertia "un-skillfulness, idleness," from iners (gen. inertis) "unskilled, inactive;" → inert.
Laxti "sluggishness, inertia."
Fr.: ellipsoïde d'inertie
An ellipsoid used in describing the motion of a rotating rigid body. It is stationary with respect to the rotating body, and is determined by the body's moments of inertia.
Fr.: inertiel, d'inertie
Of or relating to inertia.
Laxt, adj. of laxti, → inertia
niru-ye laxtinâk, ~ laxtimand
Fr.: force inertielle
cârcub-e laxtinâk, ~ laxtimand
Fr.: référentiel galiléen
jerm-e laxtinâk, ~ laxtimand
Fr.: masse inertielle
The mass of a body as determined from the acceleration of the body when it is subjected to a force that is not due to gravity.
jonbeš-e laxtinâk, ~ laxtimand
Fr.: mouvement inertiel
Motion free of any force, with constant velocity.
naveš-e laxtinâk, ~ laxtimand
Fr.: oscillation inertielle
1) A periodic motion of a particle that moves, free from external forces, over
the surface of a rotating sphere, such the Earth.
Inertial oscillations result from the → Coriolis force.
For example, a hockey puck launched on a big enough lake in the northern hemisphere
would turn to the right (east) and eventually loop back to nearly the initial
point (actually west of that point). The time it takes for the huckey puck
to return can be computed with the → Coriolis frequency.
inertial reference frame
cârcub-e bâzbord-e laxtinâk, ~ ~ laxtimand
Fr.: référentiel galiléen
A → reference frame or coordinate system in which there are no accelerations, only zero or uniform motion in a straight line. According to the special theory of relativity, it is impossible to distinguish between such frames by means of any internal measurement.
Fr.: chute vers le centre
The fall of matter toward the center of a region of gravitational influence.
To affect, cause infection, or contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent.
M.E. infecten, from L. infectus, p.p. of inficere "to immerse in dye, discolor, taint, poison," from equivalent to → in- + → -fac, combining form of facere "to do, make," → fact, + -tus p.p. suffix; from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put."
Fažidan, infinitive from faž "dirt, filth, pus;" related word faže, fažnâk, fažgen, fažegen, fažgin, fažqand "filthy, dirty;" of unknown origin. It may be related to Proto-Ir. root *xard- "to defecate," with offshoots xard "muddy place," xarra "mud," (+ *pati-) payxâl "excrement."
1) A thing that infects or causes infection.
1) Affected with a disease-causing organism.
P. p. of → infect.
A branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, management and treatment of various infectious or contagious diseases.
1) An act or fact of infecting; state of being infected.
Verbal noun of → infect.