moment inertia

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moment of inertia  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (mō'mənt)  Pronunciation Key 
A measure of a body's resistance to angular acceleration, equal to the product of the mass of the body and the square of its distance from the axis of rotation. See also angular momentum, torque.

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