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fric·tion

 (frĭk′shən)
n.
1. The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
3. Physics A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies or substances in contact.

[Latin frictiō, frictiōn-, from frictus, past participle of fricāre, to rub.]

fric′tion·al adj.
fric′tion·al·ly adv.

friction

(ˈfrɪkʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) a resistance encountered when one body moves relative to another body with which it is in contact
2. the act, effect, or an instance of rubbing one object against another
3. disagreement or conflict; discord
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the hissing element of a speech sound, such as a fricative
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) perfumed alcohol used on the hair to stimulate the scalp
[C16: from French, from Latin frictiō a rubbing, from fricāre to rub, rub down; related to Latin friāre to crumble]
ˈfrictional adj
ˈfrictionless adj

fric•tion

(ˈfrɪk ʃən)

n.
1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling.
2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another.
3. dissension or conflict, as between persons or nations, because of differing views.
[1575–85; < Latin frictiō a massage, derivative of fricāre to rub]
fric′tion•less, adj.
fric′tion•less•ly, adv.

fric·tion

(frĭk′shən)
The resistance to movement that occurs when two objects are in contact. It is friction, for example, that slows down a ball rolling on grass and causes the blade of a saw cutting wood to get hot. There is less friction between smooth surfaces than between rough surfaces. Friction can be reduced by using a lubricant such as oil or silicone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friction - a state of conflict between persons
conflict - a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
2.friction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with anotherfriction - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
attrition, detrition, grinding, abrasion - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
adhesive friction, traction, grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
3.friction - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
elbow grease, exertion, effort, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

friction

friction

noun
Translations
احْتِكاكحَكٌّ بين الدواليبخِصام، شِجار، احْتِكاك
třeníneshoda
friktiongnidninggnidningsmodstanduoverensstemmelse
erimielisyyskitkakonflikti
frikcijatrenje
súrlódás
núningsmótstaîanúningurósamlyndi
trintis
berzedomstarpībasrīvēšanās
trenica
drgnjenjetrenje
friktion
sürtmesürtünmesürtüşmetartışma

friction

[ˈfrɪkʃən]
A. N
1. (Tech) → fricción f (Med etc) → frote m, frotamiento m
2. (fig) → roces mpl, fricción f (about, over por)
B. CPD friction feed N (on printer) → avance m por fricción

friction

[ˈfrɪkʃən] n
(between people)friction f, désaccord m
to cause friction [question, issue] → être source de désaccord
(physical)frottement mfriction feed n (on printer)entraînement m par friction

friction

n
Reibung f; (Phys) → Friktion f, → Reibung f
(fig)Reibung f, → Reibereien pl; there is constant friction between themsie reiben sich ständig aneinander

friction

:
friction clutch
nFriktionskupplung f, → Reibungskupplung f
friction feed
n (Comput) → Friktionsvorschub m
friction tape
n (US) → Isolierband nt

friction

[ˈfrɪkʃn] nfrizione f, attrito

friction

(ˈfrikʃən) noun
1. the rubbing together of two things. The friction between the head of the match and the matchbox causes a spark.
2. the resistance felt when one object is moved against another (or through liquid or gas). There is friction between the wheels of a car and the road-surface.
3. quarrelling; disagreement. There seems to be some friction between the workmen and the manager.

fric·tion

n. fricción, rozamiento;
___ rubroce de ___.

friction

n fricción f
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It was exactly as if they had both had at heart to gloss over any recent little friction.
And thus the work proceeds; the two tackles hoisting and lowering simultaneously; both whale and windlass heaving, the heavers singing, the blubber-room gentlemen coiling, the mates scarfing, the ship straining, and all hands swearing occasionally, by way of assuaging the general friction.
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But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer.
My men were suffering excruciatingly, from the friction of sitting down so much.
She rubs everything that can be rubbed, until it shines, like her own honest forehead, with perpetual friction.
There was no doing it in the night, for there was no getting a light by easy friction then; to have got one, I must have struck it out of flint and steel, and have made a noise like the very pirate himself rattling his chains.
She has shown us how to take the friction out of conversation, and taught us refinements of politeness which were rare even among the Beau Brummels of pre-telephonic days.
Happily, with the Captain's and Conseil's sharp friction, I saw consciousness return by degrees.
He lived alone, and, so to speak, outside of every social relation; and as he knew that in this world account must be taken of friction, and that friction retards, he never rubbed against anybody.
Almost all the joints of the machinery present a com- plicated system of sliding parts moving over small but beauti- fully curved friction bearings.
A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity.