adjective Date: 1850 1. of or relating to friction 2. moved or produced by friction • frictionally adverb

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  • Frictional — Fric tion*al, a. Relating to friction; moved by friction; produced by friction; as, frictional electricity. [1913 Webster] {Frictional gearing}, wheels which transmit motion by surface friction instead of teeth. The faces are sometimes made more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frictional — index hostile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • frictional — [frik′shə nəl] adj. of or caused by friction …   English World dictionary

  • frictional — adjective pertaining to or worked or produced by friction frictional electricity frictional heat frictional gearing • Pertains to noun: ↑friction • Derivationally related forms: ↑friction …   Useful english dictionary

  • frictional — adjective Relating to, or caused by, friction. The large frictional forces made dragging it impossible. Syn: frictive, frictious …   Wiktionary

  • frictional — friction ► NOUN 1) the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another. 2) the action of one surface or object rubbing against another. 3) conflict or disagreement. DERIVATIVES frictional adjective frictionless adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • frictional — frictionally, adv. /frik sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of friction. 2. moved, worked, or produced by friction. [1840 50; FRICTION + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • frictional — fric·tion·al || frɪkʃnÉ™l adj. of or pertaining to friction; caused by friction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frictional — fric·tion·al …   English syllables

  • frictional — fric•tion•al [[t]ˈfrɪk ʃə nl[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or of friction 2) moved or produced by friction • Etymology: 1840–50 fric′tion•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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