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slide

1. Rowing a sliding seat in a boat or its runners
2. a thin glass plate on which specimens are mounted for microscopic study
3. a positive photograph on a transparent base, mounted in a cardboard or plastic frame or between glass plates, that can be viewed by means of a slide projector
4. Machinery
a. a sliding part or member
b. the track, guide, or channel on or in which such a part slides
5. Music
a. the sliding curved tube of a trombone that is moved in or out to allow the production of different harmonic series and a wider range of notes
b. a portamento
6. Music
a. a metal or glass tube placed over a finger held against the frets of a guitar to produce a portamento
b. the style of guitar playing using a slide
7. Geology
a. the rapid downward movement of a large mass of earth, rocks, etc., caused by erosion, faulting, etc.
b. the mass of material involved in this descent

Slide

 

in machine building, that part of a metalcutting machine tool or other machine designed to move a tool, workpiece, or subassembly of the machine in two, usually perpendicular, directions; it usually has two guide systems. Slides are classified as longitudinal, transverse, and swing types. Medium-sized machines have solid slides, and heavy machine tools use box-shaped hollow slides. SCh 15–32 cast (pig) iron is mostly used. The fixed metal beams on which machine subassemblies, such as electric motors, are moved during operation are also called slides.

slide

[slīd]
(engineering)
A sloping chute with a flat bed.
A sliding mechanism.
(geology)
A vein of clay intersecting and dislocating a vein vertically, or the vertical dislocation itself.
A rotational or planar mass movement of earth, snow, or rock resulting from failure under shear stress along one or more surfaces.
(mechanical engineering)
The main reciprocating member of a mechanical press, guided in a press frame, to which the punch or upper die is fastened.
(mining engineering)
An upright rail fixed in a shaft with corresponding grooves for steadying the cages.
A trough used to guide and to support rods in a tripod when drilling an angle hole. Also known as rod slide.
(ordnance)
Sliding part of the receiver of certain automatic weapons.
Sliding catch on the breech mechanism of certain weapons.
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A, The aliquot of whole blood is applied onto the microscope slide in adjacent rows, with all cells analyzable by computer imaging algorithms.
William Watson & Sons, Company, London (1834-1957), was a large supplier of optical instruments and prepared microscope slides, selling by catalog in both England and the United States between 1834 and 1957.
We used gold PAMAM dendrimer microscope slides with amino or carboxyl coating.
The pathologists viewed the scanned images and dictated interpretations, again paralleling our microscope slide workflow.
Investigating the surface chemistry of several commercially available microscope slides (which are referred to as "hydrophobic" due to their water-repulsing characteristics) and slides which were "hydrophilic" in nature, we compared the ability of hydrophobic and hydrophilic slides in two functional areas common in IHC: tissue retention and reagent dispersal.
Among the items is his blood, saved on a microscope slide. The piece was donated by Gandhi after he had to have an operation for appendicitis in 1924.
The researchers applied an aliquot of the extract onto a reflective microscope slide, then vacuum-dried and analyzed it using infrared microspectroscopy.
According to Ron Reiserer, a lab manager at the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE), "This could easily become as ubiquitous as the microscope slide and could replace more expensive methods currently used to position individual cells."
The sample taker will then put the cells into a small tube of liquid, to suspend them in liquid, instead of spreading them straight onto a microscope slide.
The MX-96 Multispectral Array Microscope accomplishes this by scanning a glass microscope slide with 80 miniature microscope objectives simultaneously.
The ScanScope is an innovative microscope slide scanner that for the first time makes it practical to digitize entire slides, creating a virtual slide environment for automated microscopic inspection in pathology, cytology, hematology and related fields.
(A gene array is a small glass microscope slide that has thousands of different DNA samples attached to the glass.) The new technology can detect expression of thousands of gene products simultaneously.