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Definitions of friction

  1. a state of conflict between persons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. effort expended in rubbing one object against another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Surface resistance to the relative motion of one body against the rubbing, sliding, rolling, or flowing of another with which it is in contact. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. 1. Rubbing 2. The resistance to movement between two bodies in contact with each other. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Rubbing together. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. 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.
  9. Rubbing; attrition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. 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.
  11. Frictional. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. frik'shun, n. the act of rubbing: (statics) a force acting in the tangent plane of two bodies, when one slides or rolls upon another, and always in a direction opposite to that in which the moving body tends: difficulty, unpleasantness.--adjs. FRIC'ATIVE, produced by friction, used of those consonants which are produced by the breath being forced through a narrow opening; FRIC'TIONAL, relating to, moved by, or produced by friction.--n. FRIC'TION-GEAR'ING, a method of imparting the motion of one wheel or pulley to another by mere contact.--adj. FRIC'TIONLESS, having no friction.--n.pl. FRIC'TION-WHEELS, wheels that lessen friction. [Fr.,--L. frictionem--fric[=a]re, frictum, to rub.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. The action of rubbing a part of the surface of the body more or less forcibly, with the hands, a brush, flannel, &c, constituting Xerotribia, Xerotripsis, Frictio sicca or dry friction; or with ointments, liniments, tinctures, &c, constituting moist friction, Frictio humida. It is a useful means for exciting the action of the skin. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. Medical chafing; rubbing of two bodies, attrition; (Physics, Mech.) resistance body meets with in moving over another (angle of f., maximum angle at which one will remain on another without sliding); f.-ball, used in bearings to lessen f.; f.-clutch, -cone, -coupling, -disk, -gearing, contrivances for transmitting motion by f. Hence frictional, frictionless, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. The act of rubbing. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. The act of rubbing while exerting more or less pressure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. [L.] Friction is the tangential resistance offered by one body to the sliding of another body over it. Coefficient of F., the ratio of the tangential resistance to the normal reaction of a body against another body which is sliding, or on the point of sliding over it. Angle of F, an angle so taken that its (trigonometric) tangent equals the coefficient of friction. Roiling F., the resistance offered by one body to the rolling of another over it, due to the mutual compression at the point of contact. F. coupling, a mode of connecting two pieces by their friction when liable to sudden changes of force or velocity ; e.g. by a turn of a screw a number of metal plates carried by one piece may be pressed against a number of wooden plates, and then the connexion between the pieces is established by a force equal to the friction multiplied by the number of contacts between the plates ; another kind is a pair of F. cones, viz. a solid cone on one shaft fitting into a hollow cone on the other. F. rollers are placed under a heavy body that is to be moved forward, so as to substitute rolling friction for the much greater resistance of ordinary friction. For like reason an axle is sometimes placed in the angle between each of two pairs of F. wheels instead of being placed on two fixed supports. ( For F. brake, vide See Brake.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Latin] Act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; abrasion;—the effect of rubbing, or the resistance which a moving body meets with from the surface on which it moves;—medicinal rubbing of the body with a flesh brush or with unguents. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The act of rubbing two bodies together; the resistance in machines caused by the motion of one body upon another; medical rubbing with the flesh-brush or cloths. Complete Dictionary

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