from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ratio of the force of friction between an object and a surface to the frictional force resisting the motion of the object.
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- noun physics The
ratiobetween (1) the magnitude of the force of friction which a surface produces on an object (moving along the surface or being pressed statically against it) and (2) the magnitude of the normal force which is produced by the surface on the object and which is perpendicular to that surface.
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- noun the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface
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