tribology

[ trahy-bol-uh-jee, tri- ]
/ traɪˈbɒl ə dʒi, trɪ- /

noun

the study of the effects of friction on moving machine parts and of methods, as lubrication, of obviating them.

Origin of tribology

First recorded in 1965–70; tribo- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM tribology

tri·bol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tribology

tribology
/ (traɪˈbɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between moving surfaces
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