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
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
another name for slip
6. Cricket another word for glance (sense 1)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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.
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Descent of an aircraft at a normal angle of attack, with little or no thrust.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Forces in glide.
. 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.
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Glide(1) See Glide Effortless and Glide PhotoShare.
(2) Video chat for smartphones, tablets and smartwatches from Glide (www.glide.me). The Glide app lets users record and send a video up to five minutes long, and it keeps the ongoing video conversation in a thread like text messaging apps. See video chat.
|Glide Video Messaging|
|In this example, the recipient James is being notified so he can watch the video being recorded in real time.|
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