Friction vs Tribotest - What's the difference?

friction | tribotest |


As nouns the difference between friction and tribotest

is that friction is the rubbing of one object or surface against another while tribotest is (engineering) a physical test of friction, lubrication, and wear.

As a verb tribotest is

to perform such a test upon.

friction

English

Noun

(-)
  • The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
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  • Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  • (physics): A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.
  • * 1839 , (Denison Olmsted), A Compendium of Astronomy Page 95
  • Secondly, When a body is once in motion it will continue to move forever, unless something stops it. When a ball is struck on the surface of the earth, the friction of the earth and the resistance of the air soon stop its motion.

    See also

    * tribology * lubrication ----

    tribotest

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (engineering) A physical test of friction, lubrication, and wear.
  • Derived terms

    * tribotester

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To perform such a test upon.