how to pronounce friction


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friction is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of friction in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it will be pure friction pad on disk in …”

meanings of friction


  1. Massage of the body to restore circulation.
  2. The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
  3. (Second Sino-Japanese War) Conflict, as between the Communists and non-Hanjian Kuomintang forces.
  4. A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies in contact.
  5. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.

friction frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word friction occurs in english on average 4.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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