- n. Plural form of friction.
“And he was on loan to the city of Chicago, doing a traffic study, and realized that all of the traffic accidents that he saw and most of the congestion he witnessed could be ascribed to four of what he called frictions.”
“I suspect this just adds a level of complexity to a society that makes certain frictions and situations harder to avoid.”
“Had he had the space for the second half, which analyzes the long-term frictions caused by increased competition from Japan and the real conflicts of interest which have arisen, your readers would know that I do not argue that an improvement of Western knowledge of Japan or Japanese efforts to communicate better are alone going to reduce tensions.”
“The three economists' research focused on so-called "frictions," or impediments to trade, such as misinformation, cost of transportation or the disparity between companies' and employees' needs.”
“The frictions were the focus of a meeting Monday between CIA Director Leon Panetta and the head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha.”
“Despite admitting to "frictions", Adada said talks were ongoing over the make-up of the force, over 70 percent of which would be African.”
“Instead, "frictions" only "flare up" when a Danish newspaper has the temerity to publish cartoons of the "Prophet Mohammed" -- as the mainstream media universally designates him these days, as if we're all Muslims now.”
“As far as he is concerned, the cartoons -- not Islamic jihad mass murders -- make "frictions" "flare up.”
“Instead, "frictions" only "flare up" when poor little Muslim girls in Europe simply want to live according to the tenets of their own culture.”
“As compared to nuclear-friendly France, there are a large number of persons in Finland who believe that renewables are economically superior to nuclear, and even if this bizarre delusion has not infected the air in the vicinity of the construction site, it has almost certainly resulted in the kind of frictions that are unavoidable in multicultural projects - as I unfortunately discovered when teaching mathematical economics at a United Nations post-graduate institute in Senegal.”
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