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tribology

[trahy-bol-uh-jee, tri-] /traɪˈbɒl ə dʒi, trɪ-/
noun
1.
the study of the effects of friction on moving machine parts and of methods, as lubrication, of obviating them.
Origin of tribology
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; tribo- + -logy
Related forms
tribologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tribology

tribology

/traɪˈbɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between moving surfaces
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Word Origin and History for tribology
n.

1965, "study of friction," from Greek tribos "rubbing," from tribein "to rub" (from PIE root *ter- "to rub, turn, twist;" see throw (v.)) + -logy.

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