Definition of stiction in English:


Syllabification: stic·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈstikSHən


  • The friction that tends to prevent stationary surfaces from being set in motion.
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    • 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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