Definition of stiction in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstikSHən/


The friction that tends to prevent stationary surfaces from being set in motion.
Example sentences
  • Flexures provide quasilinear translation without stiction and friction, but flexure-based-translational motion is inherently arcuate.
  • The compression stroke does see some initial stiction, but once activated, feels smooth and progressive as the fork reaches its full 100 mm of travel.
  • Excessive stiction means substantial impacts are needed to activate this fork, so it lacks small-bump sensitivity.

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Syllabification: stic·tion

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