Meaning of FRICTION in English

FRICTION

— frictionless , adj. — frictionlessly , adv.

/frik"sheuhn/ , n.

1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling.

2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another.

3. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc.

[ 1575-85; friction- (s. of frictio ) a rubbing, equiv. to frict ( us ) (ptp. of fricare ) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 3. discord, dissidence, clash, antagonism, contention, wrangling.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .