Definitions for lubricationˌlu brɪˈkeɪ ʃən
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the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
an application of a lubricant to something
The application of a substance (a lubricant), between moving surfaces in contact in order to reduce friction and minimize heating.
the act of lubricating; the act of making slippery
Lubrication is the process, or technique employed to reduce wear of one or both surfaces in close proximity, and moving relative to each other, by interposing a substance called lubricant between the surfaces to carry or to help carry the load between the opposing surfaces. The interposed lubricant film can be a solid, a solid/liquid dispersion, a liquid, a liquid-liquid dispersion or, exceptionally, a gas. In the most common case the applied load is carried by pressure generated within the fluid due to the frictional viscous resistance to motion of the lubricating fluid between the surfaces. Lubrication can also describe the phenomenon such reduction of wear occurs without human intervention. The science of friction, lubrication and wear is called tribology. Adequate lubrication allows smooth continuous operation of equipment, with only mild wear, and without excessive stresses or seizures at bearings. When lubrication breaks down, metal or other components can rub destructively over each other, causing destructive damage, heat, and failure.
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The application of LUBRICANTS to diminish FRICTION between two surfaces.
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