['frɪkʃ(ə)n] or ['frɪkʃən]
(noun.) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure.
(noun.) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another.
n. Attrition, abrasion, confrication, rubbing.
SYN:Rubbing, grating, attrition, abrasion, contact
ANT:Lubrication, detachment, isolation, noncontact
n. the act of rubbing: (statics) a force acting in the tangent plane of two bodies when one slides or rolls upon another and always in a direction opposite to that in which the moving body tends: difficulty unpleasantness.—adjs. Fric′ative produced by friction used of those consonants which are produced by the breath being forced through a narrow opening; Fric′tional relating to moved by or produced by friction.—n. Fric′tion-gear′ing a method of imparting the motion of one wheel or pulley to another by mere contact.—adj. Fric′tionless having no friction.—n.pl. Fric′tion-wheels wheels that lessen friction.
- And as she swung her head, her fine mane of hair just swept his face, and all his nerves were on fire, as with a subtle friction of electricity. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- That sort of mutual friction might go on for many generations. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- To-day the friction match is turned out by automatic machinery by the million, and constitutes probably the most ubiquitous and useful of all the minor inventions. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- In 1833 phosphorus friction matches were introduced on a commercial scale by Preschel, of Vienna. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Like considerations would apply to railways, antiseptic surgery, or friction matches. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- When the current was reversed the friction was greatly increased over what it was when no current was passing. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- A method of preventing in a great measure friction of water against the hull of a ship and incidentally preventing fouling by barnacles. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- If you want to convince yourself that friction produces heat, rub a cent vigorously against your coat and note that the cent becomes warm. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- It was at first supposed that the friction against the pipes would oppose so much resistance to the passage of the gas, that it could not be transmitted to great distances. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- But the pressure of the escape-wheel against the detent, and the consequent friction, prevent the pendulum from acting freely. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- But in the actual stress of life these frictions do not survive ten minutes. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.