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Definitions of friction

  1. the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of rubbing; resistance caused by rubbing; irritation or disagreement caused by difference of opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; as, many bodies by friction emit light, and friction generates or evolves heat: in mech. the effect of rubbing, or the resistance which a moving body meets with from the surface on which it moves. Friction arises from the roughness of the surface of the body moved on and that of the moving body. No such thing can be found as perfect smoothness of surface in bodies. In every case there is, to a less or greater extent, a roughness or unevenness of the parts of the surface, arising from peculiar texture, porosity, and other causes, and therefore when two surfaces come together the prominent parts of the one fall into the cavities of the other. This tends to prevent or retard motion, for in dragging the one body over the other an exertion must be used to lift the prominences over the parts which oppose them. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Rubbing; attrition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The rubbing together of two bodies, or the hindrance to motion so produced; attrition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; the resistance which a moving body meets with from the surface on which it moves; the act of rubbing any part of the surface of the body to promote circulation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The act of rubbing; the resistance producing by the rubbing of bodies against each other; attrition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Frictional. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for friction

  1. The immediate cause of the revolution in 1893 was friction over the Hawaiian Constitution. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  2. The stick of sealing- wax is one element of the battery, and the piece of fur or silk is the other, while your hands, arm and body form the conductor that connects the two poles, and the friction is the exciting agent and may be said to take the place of the fluid of a battery. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
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