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tri·bol·o·gy

 (trī-bŏl′ə-jē, trĭb-)
n.
The science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion.

[Greek tribos, a rubbing; see triboelectricity + -logy.]

tri′bo·log′i·cal (trī′bə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, trĭb′ə-) adj.
tri·bol′o·gist n.
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tribological

(ˌtraɪbəˈlɒdʒɪkəl)
adj
(General Engineering) relating to tribology
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