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A smooth, or effortless, continuous movement.
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.
The movement of the mandible in any direction as the teeth come into contact.
Smooth or effortless continuous movement.