Definition of friction in English:

friction

Line breaks: fric|tion
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting chafing or rubbing of the body or limbs, formerly much used in medical treatment): via French from Latin frictio(n-), from fricare 'to rub'.

More definitions of friction

Definition of friction in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space