Definitions for frictionˈfrɪk ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling.
Category: Mechanics, Physics
the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another.
dissension or conflict, as between persons or nations, because of differing views.
Origin of friction:
1575–85; < L frictiō a massage, der. of fricāre to rub
a state of conflict between persons
the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
friction, detrition, rubbing(noun)
effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
emotional tension between people
the friction between the two men
The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
: A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.
Origin: From friction and directly from frictionem, nom. frictio
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Surface resistance to the relative motion of one body against the rubbing, sliding, rolling, or flowing of another with which it is in contact.
Translations for friction
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the rubbing together of two things
The friction between the head of the match and the matchbox causes a spark.
- fricçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die ReibungGerman
- frizione, attritoItalian
- gnidning, friksjonNorwegian
- مښود، موښنه، اصطكاك: تصادم، دنظربېلوالىPashto
- 摩擦Chinese (Trad.)
- sự ma sátVietnamese
- 摩擦Chinese (Simp.)
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