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- adj. Relating to, or caused by, friction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to friction; moved by friction; produced by friction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or of the nature of friction; moved or effected by friction; produced by friction: as, frictional electricity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to or worked or produced by friction
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British electricity is that high-grade useless long-sparking stuff you get by turning round a glass machine; stuff we used to call frictional electricity.
The electricity thus produced is termed frictional electricity.
Furthermore, it will be convenient to exclude 'frictional' unemployment from our definition of 'involuntary' unemployment.
But these two categories of 'frictional' unemployment and 'voluntary' unemployment are comprehensive.
Yet it is my deep conviction that it can be resolved; in fact, I believe it is the very virtue of a federal system that it has the potential, the flexibility, to provide a lasting solution to that kind of frictional problem.
It is supported on two broad flat wheels, and is driven by two horizontal gripping wheels; the connection of these with the motor is made by a new kind of frictional gear which I have called nest gear, but which I cannot describe to-day.
This postulate is compatible with what may be called 'frictional' unemployment.
The liquidation of unsound businesses, the "idle capacity" of the malinvested plant, and the "frictional" unemployment of original factors that must suddenly and en masse shift to lower stages of production - these are the chief hallmarks of the depression stage.
(a) An improvement in organisation or in foresight which diminishes 'frictional' unemployment;
'frictional' unemployment, the postulate is also compatible with