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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