Meaning of FRICTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfrik-shən ]


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 bhrīṇanti they injure

Date: 1704


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 -ləs adjective

• fric·tion·less·ly adverb

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