tribology

noun
tri·bol·o·gy | \trī-ˈbä-lə-jē, tri-\

Definition of tribology 

: a study that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces in relative motion (as in bearings or gears)

Other Words from tribology

tribological \ˌtrī-bə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌtri- \ adjective
tribologist \trī-ˈbä-lə-jist, tri- \ noun

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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tribology

noun
tri·bol·o·gy | \trī-ˈbäl-ə-jē, trib-ˈäl- \
plural tribologies

Medical Definition of tribology 

: a branch of mechanical engineering that deals with the design, friction, wear, and lubrication of interacting surfaces (as bodily joints) in relative motion

Other Words from tribology

tribological \ˌtrī-bə-ˈläj-i-kəl, ˌtrib-ə- \ adjective

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