Origin of friction
Examples from the Web for friction
But as Garfield on television gained in popularity, the Peanuts connection became a source of friction.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The friction between Israelis and Palestinians is more than 60 years old, with the UN in the middle.
Friction between air and the weapon creates temperatures of up to 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt steel.
And a coup probably would exacerbate the economic problems that months of friction, violence and impasse have wrought.
The tablet, which Fujitsu hopes to release as early as 2015, works by fluctuating the friction between your finger and the screen.
Deprived of friction with other minds, he was slower than his social prototype in the reproduction of the epochs."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
It cannot be accounted for entirely by the friction, as the removal of the paper allows the sand to drop in a mass.Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth|J. C. Meem
It is therefore this friction, or what is so termed here, which makes that which appears easy in War difficult in reality.On War|Carl von Clausewitz
These carriages are therefore essentially safety carriages, while the friction is reduced to a minimum.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Observe, then, that Davy made his epochal experiment of melting ice by friction when he was a youth of twenty.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
British Dictionary definitions for friction
Word Origin for friction
Word Origin and History for friction
1560s, "a chafing, rubbing," from Middle French friction (16c.) and directly from Latin frictionem (nominative frictio) "a rubbing, rubbing down," noun of action from past participle stem of fricare "to rub," of uncertain origin. Sense of "resistance to motion" is from 1722; figurative sense of "disagreement, clash" first recorded 1761. Related: Frictional.
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Culture definitions for friction
The resistance of an object to the medium through which or on which it is traveling, such as air, water, or a solid floor.