Meaning of FRICTION in English



Pronunciation: ' frik-sh ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: earlier, therapeutic rubbing of the limbs, from Middle French, from Latin friction-, frictio, from fricare to rub; akin to Latin friare to crumble, and perhaps to Sanskrit bhr ī ṇ anti they injure

Date: 1704

1 a : the rubbing of one body against another b : the force that resists relative motion between two bodies in contact

2 : the clashing between two persons or parties of opposed views : DISAGREEMENT

3 : sound produced by the movement of air through a narrow constriction in the mouth or glottis

– fric · tion · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– fric · tion · less · ly adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.