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Definition 1: effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for friction in the sense of this definition

(friction is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

(... is a kind of friction ) the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction

Definition 2: the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for friction in the sense of this definition

(friction is a kind of ...) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

(... is a kind of friction ) the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

(... is a kind of friction ) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

Definition 3: a state of conflict between persons - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for friction in the sense of this definition

(friction is a kind of ...) a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

"his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post" "a conflict of loyalties"

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