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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.
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(General Physics) the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between moving surfaces
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tri•bol•o•gy(traɪˈbɒl ə dʒi, trɪ-)
the study of the effects of friction on moving machine parts and of methods, as lubrication, of obviating them.
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the science and technology of friction, lubrication, and wear.See also: Physics
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The study of friction and lubrication between moving surfaces.
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|Noun||1.||tribology - the branch of engineering that deals with the interaction of surfaces in relative motion (as in bearings or gears): their design and friction and wear and lubrication|
mechanical engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery
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