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friction

 [frik´shun]
the act of rubbing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It may be that Willoughby reflects the level of full employment (and so this city's entire unemployed being frictionally unemployed) in the sense that there is no discernible downward trend and that this level of full employment is somewhat immune to economic downturns such as the impact of the global financial crisis.
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At that time, the tool forms an additional molten flange (a neck) on the underneath side of the sheet, which later can be frictionally tapped using a special tapper.
At the joint, the material is frictionally heated to temperatures in which it is easily plasticized.
and Williams, E.J., 1972, "A Linearized Analysis for Frictionally Damped Systems", Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.
The DGBAS statistics show the frictionally unemployed dropped to 218,00 in the first three quarters of this year, a five-year low; while the cyclically unemployed hit a historic high of 340,000.
The conviction, which runs, for example, through almost all of Professor Pigou's work, that money makes no real difference except frictionally and that the theory of production and employment can be worked out (like Mill's) as being based on 'real' exchanges with money introduced perfunctorily in a later chapter, is the modern version of the classical tradition.
For Phase I, Stokes assumed that each plate represents a semi-infinite body exposed to a constant heat flux resulting from frictionally dissipated energy at the weld interface.