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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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The USM was driven by frictional force under the pre-load where wear of frictional materials was inevitable under dry friction with high frequency micro-vibration.
Finally, considering the effect of bending and pipelinesoil friction on the buried pipeline under mining subsidence, the additional stress of the pipeline [[sigma]*.sub.n] is obviously composed of axial bending stress and axial frictional force which is as follows:
Kasai, "Surface topography, hardness, and frictional properties of GFRP for esthetic orthodontic wires," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B, vol.
The (theoretical) relationship of frictional vacancy and equilibrium vacancy to market vacancy is demonstrated in Exhibit 3.
The magnitude of frictional force can be increased by increasing the magnitude of the force of attraction between steel plates.
Figure 5(a) showed a plot of the frictional force versus normal load at the same bias voltage [V.sub.e] of 0 V.
loads in the Speer Reloading Manual #14 will generate much less frictional force in the bore than a plated or conventionally jacketed bullet.
During an earthquake excitation, a frictional damper may experience many cycles of dynamic loading.
Then the expressions of frictional loss factor in laminar flow and turbulent flow are determined, respectively, and frictional head losses of the raw sewage flowing in pipelines can be calculated conveniently.
It is possible that cold spots exist on the upper surface of the wing tanks with temperatures close to the static air temperatures down to -70C, rather than the higher theoretical total air temperatures incorporating a frictional heating contribution.
The lubricant's white appearance gives good visibility in translucent pipework, allowing 'at a glance' checks that the system is dispensing correctly, and the gel sticks to machine parts, resulting in a longer lasting supply of lubricant and reduced frictional wear.
(2) Standardize, standardize, standardize: Improving the consistency of catastrophe-bond structures would help lower frictional costs by cutting the time and effort needed to structure and market a deal.