Origin of friction
Synonyms for friction
Related Words for frictionlesspolished, sleek, gentle, mild, effortless, tranquil, silky, creamy, easy, stable, flat, serene, continuous, fluid, uneventful, peaceful, soft, steady, quiet, glossy
Examples from the Web for frictionless
Contemporary Examples of frictionless
My market had become what social psychologists call “frictionless.”Not Finding Love Online: Dan Slater’s Adventures in Algorithm Dating
February 2, 2013
No ads, no tracking—and no sharing, no matter how “frictionless” that sharing claims to be.Are the Rumors About a Facebook Phone True—And Will It Live Up to Its Competitors?
November 22, 2011
Historical Examples of frictionless
Because, to the extent that it is frictionless, to that extent it ceases to possess mass.Aether and Gravitation
William George Hooper
And the Big House ran on in its frictionless, happy, and remorseless way.The Little Lady of the Big House
Moreover, the exercise of any easy, frictionless habit is pleasurable.Ethics
John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
This may possibly be a correct representation of what would occur on an ideal globe entirely covered with a frictionless ocean.Time and Tide
Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
We are to “work in to one another,” smoothly, congenially, in a frictionless peace.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
Word Origin 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.
The resistance of an object to the medium through which or on which it is traveling, such as air, water, or a solid floor.