Meaning of FRICTION in English

FRICTION

fric ‧ tion /ˈfrɪkʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: Latin frictio , from fricare 'to rub' ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] disagreement, angry feelings, or unfriendliness between people SYN tension

cause/create friction

Having my mother living with us causes friction at home.

friction between

the usual frictions between parents and their teenage children

friction with

His independent attitude was a constant source of friction with his boss.

2 . [uncountable] technical the natural force that prevents one surface from sliding easily over another surface:

Putting oil on both surfaces reduces friction.

3 . [uncountable] when one surface rubs against another:

Check your rope frequently, as friction against the rock can wear it away.

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