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  • n. the temporary adhesion between a tribometer and a test surface that causes unrealistically high slip resistance readings

Etymologies

Blend of stick and friction (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At that time, when they were rolling out the first set of solar arrays that went up, they ran into some -- what's called sticktion (ph).

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2006

  • Over time it spread out and turned from lubrication into glue, causing the infamous "sticktion" problem.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • When used with the company's standard presses, Speedcontrol eliminates possible errors caused by variations in manual control, while, with pneumatic presses, the system minimises the potential for the effects of air compression or sticktion within cylinders.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • I kinda felt real bad for the dude - we used cyanoacrylate or super glue extensively to assemble scale models of craft we built - prior to testing The beauty is the quick build time - a couple seconds is often all thats required to get sticktion.

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