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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.
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gui may have glided from tree to tree like today's flying squirrels do, speculates a research team led by Xing Xu of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing.
The craft glided back to the Mojave Airport after shifting to its unconventional re-entry technique of ``feathering:'' its twin tail booms pivot upward, acting as a giant speed brake.
Though they typically landed about 10 meters from the tower base, one Carl Lewis of the snake world consistently glided further than its peers, up to 21 meters.
The barrel-shaped pores excreted slime at a rate proportional to the speed at which the creatures glided.
Released from its B-52 mother ship at an altitude of about 37,500 feet, the X-38 glided for about six minutes and then deployed a mammoth parafoil, a steerable parachute.
Later, the sporangioles burst, and the released myxospores glided in groups toward the walls, where they germinated into rod-shaped vegetative cells.