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tri·bol·o·gy

(tri-bol'ŏ-jē),
The study of friction and its effects in biologic systems, especially in regard to articulated surfaces of the skeleton.
[G. tribō, to rub, + logos, study]

tribology

[tribol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, tribo, to rub, logos, science
the study of friction, wear, and lubrication of articulating surfaces.

tribology

(trĭ-bŏl′ō-jē)
The study of the effect of friction on the body, esp. the articulating joints.
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Wear and friction behaviour of sand cast brake rotor made of A359-20 vol%SiC particle composites sliding against automobile friction material, Tribology International 43: 544-553.
To identify the pattern of tribology research output in BRIC countries during 2006-2010.
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Sudbury entrepreneur Greg Dalton is applying his expertise in tribology to stamp out a niche for himself in the automotive industry.
Director of the Center for Computational Materials Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Landman explores the interactions that define tribology - the science of friction, wear and lubrication - on an atomic scale.
Contact fatigue is a major topic in the field of tribology, the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion, including the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication, and wear.