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friction

fric·tion

friction

 
pronunciation:
frIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the rubbing of objects against each other.
If you don't have gloves, you can warm your hands with friction.
definition 2: the resistance of a surface to motion, as of an object sliding or rolling over it.
On a rainy day, there may not be enough friction to stop your car quickly.
definition 3: disagreement between people or groups of people; conflict.
It bothers me that there is so much friction in our family.
antonyms:
harmony
derivation: frictionless (adj.)
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The word friction contains the following part:
fric Latin root that means rub
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