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glide

(glīd),
A smooth, or effortless, continuous movement.

glide

1. To move in a smooth, virtually frictionless manner.
2. Movement in a smooth, virtually frictionless manner.
3. A joint mobilization technique in which the clinician applies a force to move bones in a direction parallel to the treatment plane. This technique is used to maintain or increase joint play.
4. The smooth movement of acoustic frequencies, e.g., in audible speech.

mandibular glide

The movement of the mandible in any direction as the teeth come into contact.

glide

(glīd)
Smooth or effortless continuous movement.

glide(s),

n 1. the passage of one object over another as guided by their contacting surfaces.
n.pl 2. the sounds
w, wh, and
y, which are voiced as bilabial and palatal glides, respectively. The rapid movement of the lips or tongue from a set position toward a neutral vowel (
u, as in up).
glide, mandibular,
n the side-to-side, protrusive, intermediate movement of the mandible that occurs when the teeth or other occluding surfaces are in contact.