Science / Weather / Friction: In meteorology, it is the turbulent resistance of the earth on the atmosphere. Considered as the resistance of fluids (air and water) to the relative motion of a solid body. The amount is dependent on the size and shape of the body.

Other Words for Friction

Friction Verb Synonyms: abrasion, rubbing, abrading, chafing, fretting, attrition, scraping, grating, erosion
Friction Adjective Synonyms: disagreement, discord, conflict, contention, dispute, dissension, disharmony, controversy, dissent, bickering, argument, wrangling, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, rivalry, hostility, antagonism, strife

Anti-Friction Bearing

Technology / Motors / Anti-Friction Bearing: An anti-friction bearing is a bearing utilizing rolling elements between the stationary and rotating assemblies. MORE

Friction Layer

Science / Weather / Friction Layer: The thin layer of atmosphere adjacent to the earth's surface. Surface friction is effective in slowing down wind up to approximately 1,500 to 3,000 feet above the ground. Above this level, air tends t MORE

Friction Costs

Business / Finance / Friction Costs: Piece of information (fundamental or technical) leading one to believe a stock will move in a certain manner. MORE

Friction Breccia

Science / Geology / Friction Breccia: A breccia formed in a fault zone or volcanic pipe by the relative motion of two rock bodies. MORE

Frictional Cost

Business / Finance / Frictional Cost: Costs, both implied and direct, associated with a transaction. Such costs include time, effort, money, and associated tax effects of gathering information and making a transaction. MORE


Business / Finance / Frictions: The difference between an index fund return and the index it represents. The typically lower rate of return from the fund results from transactions costs. MORE