coefficient of friction

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coefficient of friction

n. pl. coefficients of friction
The ratio of the force of friction between an object and a surface to the frictional force resisting the motion of the object.
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coefficient of friction

n
(General Engineering) mechanical engineering the force required to move two sliding surfaces over each other, divided by the force holding them together. It is reduced once the motion has started
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Noun1.coefficient of friction - the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface
coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
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