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 (trī-bŏl′ə-jē, trĭb-)
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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(General Engineering) a student of, or expert in, tribology
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mechanical engineer - a person trained to design and construct machines
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Henderson is a Fellow of the CIC and the Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers, a long-time member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and an active participant in API and ASTM activities.
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