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Word: friction

Definition: clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against

Sentences Containing 'friction'

3 Types of bearings include: Conceptually the bearings can be thought of as two major geometric classes: bearing-journal (anti-friction), and plane-slider (friction).
A few drops of the rum restored suspended animation, while the friction of his limbs restored their elasticity.
A friction-plate clutch uses a single plate friction surface to engage the input and output members of the clutch.
All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counter-balance the evil.
All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counterbalance the evil.
An Experimental Enquiry Concerning the Source of the Heat which is Excited by Friction
Another disadvantage is higher initial cost. Friction-plate clutch.
Because the adhesive is impregnated in the cloth, friction tape is sticky on both sides.
But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer.
Downwind the extra skin friction drag is a hindrance.
During this long journey, considerable force is expended against friction, and hence the flow at a distance from the reservoir falls to but a fraction of its original strength.
Ferrofluids have friction-reducing capabilities.
Fluid bearings generally have very low friction—far better than mechanical bearings.
For example, one can define surface material properties such as friction.
Friction can never be totally eliminated, however, and machines of even the finest construction lose by friction some of their efficiency, while poorly constructed ones lose by friction as much as one half of their efficiency.
Friction tape is a type of adhesive tape made from cloth impregnated with a rubber-based adhesive, and sometimes an abrasive substance, mainly used to increase grip or friction.
Friction-feed paper folders do not work well with glossy paper as the friction wheel slips on the paper's surface.
Harper's brutal treatment of Todd causes friction with some members of the wagon train.
Hydrostatic gas bearings are among the lowest friction bearings.
If you want to convince yourself that friction produces heat, rub a cent vigorously against your coat and note that the cent becomes warm.
In our study of machines we omitted a factor which in practical cases can not be ignored, namely, friction.
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.
Magnetic levitation technology is important because it reduces energy consumption, largely obviating friction.
Many destructive fires have been started by the accidental friction of such matches against rough surfaces.
McGowan states, Friction with moderate conservatives.
More casually, the term is used for any friction hitch or device that can grab a rope.
Most paper folders pull paper into the machine by use of a friction wheel; this grabs paper using friction.
One source of friction in a fluid bearing is the viscosity of the fluid.
She rubs everything that can be rubbed, until it shines, like her own honest forehead, with perpetual friction.
The base and its relocation has been a source of friction between the residents of Okinawa and the U.S. government.
The buildup of heat due to skin friction during sustained supersonic flight had to be addressed.
The coefficient of friction is lower than with boundary-layer lubrication.
The colony remained in constant friction with the Dutch.
The extra ball joint adds weight and cost. It also increases steering friction, and the parasitic friction in the suspension.
The friction discs were mounted at the rear axle.
The immense friction given off from the motor kept burning through the rubber belts.
The motor is firmly connected with the screw and the thread and nothing else so that the pulse is absorbed by friction.
The red phosphorus is not only harmless, but it is difficult to ignite, and, in order to be ignited by friction, must be rubbed on a surface rich in oxygen.
The resulting friction was enough to safely eject the round from the receiver.
The springs are made from steel and are mounted inside a housing in order to avoid friction and wear.
Their politically charged themes of proletariat struggle caused lasting friction between admirers and detractors.
There has been friction between the residents of the East Village and NYU.
There was friction between Robert and his father over this question.
There was intense friction between Coppola and Paramount, and several times Coppola was almost replaced.
This extra force, which must be supplied if friction is to be counteracted, is in reality waste work.
This is because water, in flowing from place to place, expends force in overcoming the friction of the pipes and the resistance of the air.
This is due to a number of discontinuities in the behavior of rigid bodies and the discontinuities inherent in the Coulomb friction law, especially when dealing with large coefficients of friction.
This is due to the necessity of friction for the Prusik to function.
Trade had become a serious source of friction between the two countries.
When the machine is in use, friction may be further reduced by the use of lubricating oil.

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