friction

  • 1 friction — [ friksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1370; lat. frictio 1 ♦ Manœuvre de massage consistant à frotter vigoureusement une partie du corps pour provoquer une révulsion ou faire absorber un produit par la peau. « une cyanose épaisse avait dépassé le genou [...]… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Friction — Fric tion, n. [L. frictio, fr. fricare, frictum,to rub: cf. F. friction. See {Fray} to rub, arid cf. {Dentifrice}.] 1. The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 friction — Friction. s. f. Frottement moderé qu on fait en quelque partie du corps. Legere friction. user de friction sur les espaules, sur les jambes. se servir de frictions. les frictions soulagent. les frictions dissipent l humeur & ouvrent les pores …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 friction — I noun abrasion, antagonism, antipathy, attrition, chafing, clash, clashing, collision, conflict, contention, contravention, controversy, counteraction, disaccord, disagreement, discord, disharmony, dissension, dissent, dissonance, erosion,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 friction — (n.) 1560s, a chafing, rubbing, from M.Fr. friction (16c.) and directly from L. frictionem (nom. frictio) a rubbing, rubbing down, noun of action from pp. stem of fricare to rub. Sense of resistance to motion is from 1722; figurative sense of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 friction — [n1] rubbing abrasion, agitation, attrition, chafing, erosion, filing, fretting, grating, grinding, irritation, massage, rasping, resistance, scraping, soreness, traction, trituration, wearing away; concept 215 friction [n2] disagreement… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Friction — Friction. См. Трение. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 8 Friction — (v. lat.), Reibung, der Widerstand, welchen feste Körper bei Bewegung auf od. gegen einander leisten. Sie beruht größtentheils auf der Ungleichheit der Oberfläche der Körper, indem die hervorragenden Theile des einen in die Vertiefungen des… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Friction — Friction, lat. deutsch, Reibung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 friction — ► NOUN 1) the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another. 2) the action of one surface or object rubbing against another. 3) conflict or disagreement. DERIVATIVES frictional adjective frictionless adjective. ORIGIN… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 friction — [frik′shən] n. [Fr < L frictio < pp. of fricare, to rub: see FRIABLE] 1. a rubbing, esp. of one object against another 2. disagreement or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc. 3. Mech. the resistance to motion of two …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Friction — For other uses, see Friction (disambiguation). Classical mechanics …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 friction — frictionless, adj. frictionlessly, adv. /frik sheuhn/, n. 1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling. 2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another. 3. dissension or conflict between persons,… …

    Universalium

  • 14 friction — noun 1 disagreement between people/groups ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable ▪ increasing ▪ constant ▪ I m exhausted from the constant friction between my boss and my colleagues. ▪ internal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 friction — The resistance to movement between any two objects when placed in contact with each other. Friction causes wear and heat. In an engine, it robs it of some of its potential power. Friction is not constant but depends on the materials, type of… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 friction — fric|tion [ˈfrıkʃən] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Latin frictio, from fricare to rub ] 1.) [U and C] disagreement, angry feelings, or unfriendliness between people = ↑tension cause/create friction ▪ Having my mother living with us causes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 friction — UK [ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms friction : singular friction plural frictions 1) [countable/uncountable] disagreement friction between: There is some friction between the various departments. friction with: The decision is likely to lead to… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 friction — n. 1) to create, generate, produce friction 2) friction among, between; with (there has been some friction between the union and management) * * * [ frɪkʃ(ə)n] between generate produce friction with (there has been some friction between the union …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 friction — [[t]frɪ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] frictions 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl If there is friction between people, there is disagreement and argument between them. Sara sensed that there had been friction between her children... The plan is likely only to aggravate… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 friction — noun /ˈfɹɪkʃən̩/ a) The rubbing of one object or surface against another. b) Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash. See Also: coefficient of friction, static friction, dynamic friction, friction clutch, friction …

    Wiktionary


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