The hinge was oiled and didn't squeak because the friction had been reduced.
Betsy sensed that there was friction between them.
When the English colonies of the Carolinas and Georgia were founded, there was constant friction with Florida.
I slid the book towards her, but it did not reach its destination, due to its friction against the carpet.
For example, does the heat generated by friction vary as the friction and the time during which it acts, or is it proportional to the friction and the distance through which the rubbing bodies are displaced - that is, to the work done against friction - or does it involve any other conditions?
The receiver was based on the change of friction produced by the passage of an electric current through the point of contact of certain substances in relative motion.
This argument has caused a considerable amount of friction between us.
When the current passed, the friction was felt to increase, and the effect of sending a rapidly undulating current through the arrangement was to produce a sound.
For many years the mills were successfully conducted, but friction ultimately arose and Owen retired in 1828.
Zach was beginning to feel weary from the constant friction between him and his coworkers.
Fourteen years of friction and struggle followed.
Finally, Rumford reviewed all the sources from which the heat might have been supposed to be derived, and concluded that it was simply produced by the friction, and that the supply was inexhaustible.
Barrel cranes are usually fitted with band brakes, consisting of a brake rim with a friction band placed round it, the band being tightened as required.
Laura sensed the friction between her friends as soon as she walked in the room.
The close agreement between the results at least indicates that "the amount of heat produced by friction is proportional to the work done and independent of the nature of the rubbing surfaces."
In all cases there is a general tendency for other forms of energy to be transformed into heat on account of the friction of rough surfaces, the resistance of conductors, or similar causes, and thus to lose availability.
Money can be a great cause of friction between spouses.
Many swimmers shave their legs to reduce friction against the water so that they are able to swim faster.
These events and the friction caused by mutual complaints of infringements of the treaty stirred up public opinion in Turkey, and the British ambassador lent his support to the war party.
The relational friction between my father and I has reached an unbearable point.