Meaning of FRICTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfrɪkʃən ]

n. 1 the action of one object rubbing against another. 2 the resistance an object encounters in moving over another. 3 a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions; mutual animosity arising from disagreement. 4 (in comb.) of devices that transmit motion by frictional contact (friction-clutch; friction-disc). øfriction-ball a ball used in bearings to lessen friction. øøfrictional adj. frictionless adj. [F f. L frictio -onis f. fricare frict- rub]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.