tribology [trahy-bol-uh-jee, tri-] Word Origin noun
- the study of the effects of friction on moving machine parts and of methods, as lubrication, of obviating them.
Origin of tribology First recorded in 1965–70;+ Related formstri·bol·o·gist, noun British Dictionary definitions for tribology tribology noun
- the study of friction, lubrication, and wear between moving surfaces
Word Origin and History for tribology n.
1965, “study of friction,” from Greek tribos “rubbing,” from tribein “to rub” (from PIE root *ter- “to rub, turn, twist;” see(v.)) + .