stiction

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stiction

(ˈstɪkʃən)
n
(General Physics) the frictional force to be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another
[C20: blend of static + friction]
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Reportedly, this bushing produced breakaway friction, requiring the daily application of a heavy coating of expensive, low-temperature grease.
This design provides the longest stroke-to-bore ratio, zero spring rate and no breakaway friction and constant effective pressure area.
This characteristic eliminates the problem of stick-slip, in which higher breakaway friction causes undesirable vibrations.