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English noun: friction

1. friction (state) a state of conflict between persons


Broader (hypernym)conflict

2. friction (phenomenon) the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another


Broader (hypernym)resistance

Narrower (hyponym)abrasion, adhesive friction, attrition, detrition, grinding, grip, traction

3. friction (act) effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure

Synonymsdetrition, rubbing

Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail

Narrower (hyponym)attrition

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