Meaning of FRICTION in English

FRICTION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

cause

There is a strong ethnic community and this causes friction in the community because of the lack of jobs.

Nevertheless, several issues have caused friction in recent months.

Me being at work causes friction at home.

The new marketing evangelism at National Geographic has caused considerable friction within the organization, particularly at the magazine.

Unfortunately, this is an aspect of organisation which causes enormous friction .

Calluses are caused by friction from faulty foot mechanics, often from arches that are too high or too low.

External load torques, perhaps caused by friction , give rise to a small error in position when the motor is stationary.

The decision caused friction between Estrada and Islas, who knew from experience that education is a ticket out of minimum-wage work.

reduce

This reduces the interleaf friction and thus softens the ride.

Many machines use ball bearings to reduce friction .

Waxing the skis helps them to slide better and some slopes have a lubrication system which further reduces friction .

Thirdly, output increases with the height of the blades since, lower down, wind speed is reduced by friction .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Creative differences led to friction within the band.

Heat can be produced by chemical reactions or friction .

Pay is a continuing source of friction with the workers.

Teenage children begin to assert their independence and this can lead to a good deal of friction in the family.

There has been serious friction between the two army commanders.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After about 5 minutes, ask them to share their observations about friction with their classmates.

It would not be long before exhaustion and a lack of privacy erupted in painful friction .

Rapidly the temperature climbed to 5000 C as friction with the atmosphere turned the kinetic energy of the craft into heat.

The friction that others noticed in their exchange probably rested on unspoken criticism of each other's work.

The frictions between nations and inconsistencies in the Community have been exposed as never before.

Water along shore and bottom is slowed by friction , while friction-free water in the center moves faster.

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