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American English: /ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n/

Translation of friction in Spanish:


  • 1 (Physics, Technology) they tried to produce fire by friction
    intentaron hacer fuego frotando dos palos ( or piedras etc. )
    (before noun) (clutch)
    de fricción
    Example sentences
    • Less friction also reduces the stress imposed on the material.
    • Light rail uses up to 80 per cent less energy than buses as it encounters less surface friction.
    • These substances reduce friction between the moving parts of equipment.
    Example sentences
    • Divergence may result from friction with the Earth's surface.
    • Shooting hard can cause the cue tip leather to loose friction with the cue ball, causing it to jump rather than spin.
    • It didn't heat up from friction with the skin, and it protected against hard blows and blasts.
  • 2 (discord)
    tirantez (feminine)
    roces (masculine plural)
    domestic friction
    roces (masculine plural) familiares
    desavenencias (feminine plural) familiares
    that is bound to lead to friction
    sin duda eso va a provocar tirantez or roces
    Example sentences
    • One other troubling situation she confronted was friction between the cultural groups.
    • In reading this account, we come to realise that the fights and friction between different groups in the hospital setting are universal and ubiquitous.
    • The best content comes from creative friction between program makers and management.
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