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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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Cutnell and Johnson (2001) has explained the principal of shear along the discontinuity surface as when a normal load is acting on discontinuity surface and a load F is applied parallel to the surface that tends to shear then resistive frictional force fs has the following properties: The resistive force fs have equal magnitude as F (component of F parallel to the surface in case F is not parallel to the surface) butopposite in direction.
The shear angle is defined as the degree of angle that changes at peak frictional force and at the commencement of the experiment.
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Some previous coating formulations had an inverse relationship between their frictional force and the amount of particulates generated.