Associations to the word «Friction»

Wiktionary

FRICTION, noun. The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
FRICTION, noun. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
FRICTION, noun. (physics): A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.
FRICTION DRUM, noun. (musical instrument) A drum (membranophone) that produces sound through friction.
FRICTION DRUM, noun. (engineering) A type of gear.
FRICTION DRUMS, noun. Plural of friction drum
FRICTION HITCH, noun. A category of knot tied around another rope, which allows the hitch to be moved up and down the other rope, but which remains stationary when a load is placed on it.

Dictionary definition

FRICTION, noun. A state of conflict between persons.
FRICTION, noun. The resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.
FRICTION, noun. Effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.

Wise words

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