The ability of materials, such as paper, board,
cloth, leather, etc., to withstand the abrading
action of the same or another material, e.g.,
other paper, dust, a book shelf, etc. The property
is usually measured in terms of rate of loss of
material by weight when abraded under specified
conditions and length of time. See also: RESISTANCE TO WEAR .
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