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glide

1. 
a. any of various dances featuring gliding steps
b. a step in such a dance
2. a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a gentle descent without engine power
3. the act or process of gliding
4. Music
a. a long portion of tubing slipped in and out of a trombone to increase its length for the production of lower harmonic series
b. a portamento or slur
5. Crystallog another name for slip
6. Cricket another word for glance (sense 1)

Glide

 

a short, incomplete sound that occurs during the transition from one complete sound to another, when the speech organs attempt to occupy a new position but the glottis remains open and expiration continues—for example, in Russian volia (“will”) between the v and o: [vωól’a]. The term “glide” is also used to refer to the nonsyllabic part of a diphthong.

glide

[glīd]
(aerospace engineering)
Descent of an aircraft at a normal angle of attack, with little or no thrust.
(crystallography)

glide

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Forces in glide.
i. A controlled descent by a heavier-than-air aeronautical vehicle under little or no engine thrust. Gravity maintains the forward flight of the vehicle, and lift forces control the vertical descent.
ii. A descending flight path of a glide, such as a shallow glide.
iii. To descend in a glide.

Glide

(1) Video messaging from Glide Talk, Ltd. See video chat.

(2) See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare.
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