tribology[trī bäl′ə jē]
the study of friction between interacting parts, such as gears, and ways of reducing it
Origin of tribologytrib(o)- + -logy
The science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion.
Origin of tribologyGreek tribos, a rubbing; see triboelectricity + –logy.