HyperDic: friction

English > 3 senses of the word friction:
NOUNstatefriction, clasha state of conflict between persons
phenomenonfriction, rubbingthe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
actfriction, detrition, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
friction > pronunciation
Soundsfrih'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > friction: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of conflict between persons.
Synonymclash
BroaderconflictA state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
English > friction: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.
Synonymrubbing
Narrowergrinding, abrasion, attrition, detritionThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
grip, traction, adhesive frictionThe friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
BroaderresistanceAny mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion / motion
Spanishfricción, frotamiento
Catalanfrec, fricció
Adjectivesfrictionalpertaining to or worked or produced by friction
frictionlesslacking all friction
English > friction: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
Synonymsdetrition, rubbing
NarrowerattritionThe act of rubbing together
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishfricción, frotamiento, rozamiento
Catalanfrec, fricció
Adjectivesfrictionalpertaining to or worked or produced by friction

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