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friction
n. abrasion, scraping; discord, conflict, dissension

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Friction
Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other. There are several types of friction:
  • Dry friction resists relative lateral motion of two solid surfaces in contact. Dry friction is subdivided into static friction ("stiction") between non-moving surfaces, and kinetic friction between moving surfaces.
  • Fluid friction describes the friction between layers of a viscous fluid that are moving relative to each other.
  • Lubricated friction is a case of fluid friction where a lubricant fluid separates two solid surfaces.
  • Skin friction is a component of drag, the force resisting the motion of a fluid across the surface of a body.
  • Internal friction is the force resisting motion between the elements making up a solid material while it undergoes deformation.

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friction

Noun
1. a state of conflict between persons
(synonym) clash
(hypernym) conflict
2. the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
(synonym) rubbing
(hypernym) resistance
(hyponym) grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition
3. effort expended in rubbing one object against another
(synonym) detrition, rubbing
(hypernym) effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
(hyponym) attrition


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friction
nf. rub down, friction, chafing, rub

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n. tření; napětí


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