The ability of a material, such as a fabric or a coating, to maintain its original surface when subjected to abrasion, scraping, or wear. The property is generally measured in terms of material loss as a weight percent of the original. Several experimental factors, such as temperature, abrasive material, abrasive force, and length of time, affect the ability of a material to resist being worn away.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Abriebfestigkeit (Deut.); résistance à l'abrasion (Fr.);
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