tribology[trī bäl′ə jē]
tribology definition by Webster's New World
the study of friction between interacting parts, such as gears, and ways of reducing it
Origin: trib(o)- plush -logy
tribology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion.
Origin: Greek tribos, a rubbing; see triboelectricity + -logy.
- triˌbo·logˈi·cal adjective
- tri·bolˈo·gist noun