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friction

 [frik´shun]
the act of rubbing.

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn),
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]

friction

A soft tissue massage technique, which entails the use of small circular pressure strokes from the fingertips, thumb pads and palms, with the intent of mobilising stiff joints and enhancing the circulation of blood to tendons and ligaments.

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn)
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another; especially rubbing the limbs of the body to aid the circulation.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
3. A group of movements in massage intended to move superficial layers over deeper structures, to reach deeper tissues, or to create heat. Includes static, cross-fiber, with-fiber, and circular frictions.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn)
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another; especially rubbing the limbs of the body to aid the circulation.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]
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In addition, the normal force of friction bolts can decrease the sliding friction force against upward movement of the beam.
in this case mass of a movable part of the leak [m.sub.l] is the factor which builds up oscillations, while coefficient of force of friction [C.sub.c] is a useful damping factor that quiets oscillations.
14 and 15represents the variation of the minimum film thickness of the oil film and the force of friction, the force of friction is inversely proportional to the viscosity of the oil film and the minimum film thickness to the crank angle.Figs.
Both features increase the force of friction between your fingertips and objects as they rub together.
Both of these characteristics increase the force of friction between your fingertips and various objects as they rub together.