Meaning of FRICTION in English

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).

Phrases and idioms:

friction-ball a ball used in bearings to lessen friction.


frictional adj. frictionless adj.

Etymology: F f. L frictio -onis f. fricare frict- rub

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.