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noun friction pronunciation in American English /ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the fact that one thing rubs against another
    He had burn marks from the friction of the ropes on his skin.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] disagreement
    friction between: There is some friction between the various departments.
    friction with: The decision is likely to lead to friction with neighboring countries.


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