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Does the field of Tribology include the study of adhesives in addition to the study of lubricants?

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No, it does not.

I do not think that adhesive science people have managed to come up with a fancy name like the lubrication folks.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking tribology was a generalized study of the physical interaction of material surfaces. It seems like a very narrow specialization. $\endgroup$ – user148298 May 10 at 5:12
  • $\begingroup$ It is only the study of wear between bodies. $\endgroup$ – jko May 10 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ FYI, and in case you did not know already, the first part of the name tribo is a derivate of the greek word for friction or generally the act of rubbing something against something else. $\endgroup$ – Ma0 May 10 at 15:00
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    $\begingroup$ As long as we're mangling greek stems, I suggest "kratology" based on similar principles as the "tribiology". $\endgroup$ – Mad Physicist May 10 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ @MadPhysicist I know what tribology is, but tribiology? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 10 at 21:42

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