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English noun: friction

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


Synonymsclash


Broader (hypernym)conflict

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


Synonymsrubbing


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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