# inertial mass

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## inertial mass

() See inertia; mass.
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## inertial mass

[i′nər·shəl ′mas]
(mechanics)
The mass of an object as determined by Newton's second law, in contrast to the mass as determined by the proportionality to the gravitational force.
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Gravity Probe A, in June 1976, was a suborbital flight of an atomic clock to test the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass, another key element of Einstein's theory of gravity.

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