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Friction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
angle of friction
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Rhugliad = n. friction; clearance
Rhwbiad = n. rubbing; friction
Rhwgn = n. a rub, a friction
1. a state of conflict between persons
2. the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
(hyponym) grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition
3. effort expended in rubbing one object against another
(synonym) detrition, rubbing
(hypernym) effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
Friction Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
resistance to movement created when two surfaces are in contact. When friction is present, heat is produced.
Friction Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Canadian code name for its naval contribution to Operation SCIMITAR (Gulf War)
Friction Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
In meteorology, it is the turbulent resistance of the earth on the atmosphere. Considered as the resistance of fluids (air and water) to the relative motion of a solid body. The amount is dependent on the size and shape of the body.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
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 surface finish, amount of pressure holding the two objects together, and the relative amount of movement between the objects. Lubrication like oil, grease , and other materials like graphite reduce friction. Also see anti-friction bearing and coefficient of friction .
Technical English by wpv
Friction is the resistance found at the duct and piping walls. Resistance creates a static pressure loss in systems. The primary purpose of a fan or pump is to produce a design volume of fluid at a pressure equal to the frictional resistance of the system and the other dynamic pressure losses of the components.
Resistance to motion due to contact of surfaces.
Friction Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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 between non-moving surfaces, and kinetic friction between moving surfaces.
- Fluid friction describes the friction between layers within a viscous fluid that are moving relative to each other.
- Lubricated friction is a case of fluid friction where a fluid separates two solid surfaces.
- Skin friction is a component of drag, the force resisting the motion of a solid body through a fluid.
- Internal friction is the force resisting motion between the elements making up a solid material while it undergoes deformation.
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Friction Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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