lubricity

  • 1 Lubricity — is the measure of the reduction in friction of a lubricant. The study of lubrication and mechanism wear is called tribology.Measurement of lubricityLubricity of a material cannot be directly measured, so tests are performed to quantify a… …

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  • 2 Lubricity — Lu*bric i*ty, n. [L. lubricitas: cf. F. lubricit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil. Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lubricity — index obscenity, pornography Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 lubricity — late 15c., lasciviousness, from M.Fr. lubricité or directly from L. lubricitatem (nom. lubricitas), from lubricus slippery (see LUBRICANT (Cf. lubricant) (adj.)). Sense of oiliness, smoothness is from 1540s; figurative sense of shiftiness is from …

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  • 5 lubricity — [lo͞o bris′i tē] n. pl. lubricities [Fr lubricité < LL lubricitas] 1. slipperiness; smoothness; esp., effectiveness as a lubricant as indicated by this quality 2. trickiness; shiftiness 3. lewdness lubricious [lo͞obrish′əs] adj. lubricous… …

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  • 6 lubricity — /looh bris i tee/, n., pl. lubricities. 1. oily smoothness, as of a surface; slipperiness. 2. ability to lubricate; capacity for lubrication: the wonderful lubricity of this new oil. 3. instability; shiftiness; fleeting nature: the lubricity of… …

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  • 7 lubricity — noun /luːˈbɹɪsɪti/ a) Slipperiness, oiliness. Though her lubricity made it redundant, Anthea passed him the oil to caress her thighs. b) Evasiveness, shiftiness …

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  • 8 lubricity — tepumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Produkto gebėjimas sumažinti dilimą ir trintį kitaip, ne vien dėl savo klampos. atitikmenys: angl. lubricity vok. Schmierfähigkeit, f; Schmiergüte, f; Schmierwert, m rus.… …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 9 lubricity — tepumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiagos geba sumažinti besitrinančių paviršių trintį ir dilimą. atitikmenys: angl. lubricity rus. смазывающая способность …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 10 lubricity — lubricious (also lubricous) ► ADJECTIVE 1) lewd. 2) smooth and slippery with oil or grease. DERIVATIVES lubriciously adverb lubricity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 lubricity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century the property or state of being lubricious; also the capacity for reducing friction …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 lubricity — lu·bric·i·ty || luː brɪsÉ™tɪ n. slipperiness, greasiness; instability; wantonness; crudeness; lasciviousness …

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  • 13 lubricity — n. 1. Smoothness, slipperiness. 2. Instability, uncertainty, unsteadiness, slipperiness. 3. Lasciviousness, lewdness, lechery, incontinency, licentiousness …

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  • 14 lubricity — n 1. oiliness, slipperiness, greasiness, slitheriness; smoothness, sleekness, glassiness, glossiness, skiddiness, iciness; soapiness, waxiness, butteriness, unctuousness, oleaginousness, mucosity. 2. instability, unsteadiness, inconstancy,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 lubricity — lu·bric·i·ty …

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  • 16 lubricity — lu•bric•i•ty [[t]luˈbrɪs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) oily smoothness; slipperiness 2) ability to reduce friction 3) lewdness; lustfulness …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 lubricity — /luˈbrɪsəti/ (say looh brisuhtee) noun (plural lubricities) 1. slipperiness or oily smoothness of surface. 2. capacity for lubrication. 3. shiftiness. 4. lewdness. {Late Latin lūbricitas, from Latin lūbricus lubricous} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 lubricity —   n. slipperiness; wiliness; indecency;    ♦ lubricious, lubricous, a …

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  • 19 lubricity — noun feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness • Syn: ↑prurience, ↑pruriency, ↑lasciviousness, ↑carnality • Derivationally related forms: ↑carnal (for: ↑carnality), ↑ …

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  • 20 Lubricant — A lubricant is a substance introduced to reduce friction between moving surfaces. It may also have the function of transporting foreign particles and of distributing heat. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity. A good lubricant… …

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