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Definitions of FRICTION
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The act of rubbing; resistance caused by rubbing; irritation or disagreement caused by difference of opinion.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; as, many bodies by friction emit light, and friction generates or evolves heat: in mech. the effect of rubbing, or the resistance which a moving body meets with from the surface on which it moves. Friction arises from the roughness of the surface of the body moved on and that of the moving body. No such thing can be found as perfect smoothness of surface in bodies. In every case there is, to a less or greater extent, a roughness or unevenness of the parts of the surface, arising from peculiar texture, porosity, and other causes, and therefore when two surfaces come together the prominent parts of the one fall into the cavities of the other. This tends to prevent or retard motion, for in dragging the one body over the other an exertion must be used to lift the prominences over the parts which oppose them.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The action of rubbing a part of the surface of the body more or less forcibly, with the hands, a brush, flannel, &c, constituting Xerotribia, Xerotripsis, Frictio sicca or dry friction; or with ointments, liniments, tinctures, &c, constituting moist friction, Frictio humida. It is a useful means for exciting the action of the skin.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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