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stiction

/ (ˈstɪkʃən) /

noun

the frictional force to be overcome to set one object in motion when it is in contact with another

Nearby words

sticky rice, sticky wicket, sticky willie, sticky-fingered, stickybeak, stiction, stiegel, stiegel, henry william, stieglitz, stieglitz, alfred, stiff

Word Origin for stiction

C20: blend of static + friction
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