An example of friction is when Republicans and Democrats get together and discuss politics.
An example of friction is when rope rubs against your hand and you get rope burn.
Origin of friction
- Latin frictiō frictiōn- from frictus past participle of fricāre to rub
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French friction and directly from Latin frictionem, nom. frictio (“a rubbing, rubbing down”)