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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.
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Everyone that has experienced GLIDE comes away a believer, said Buffett.
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The athlete must assume the same starting position as in the glide.
Things to watch for in performing the steep spiral include poor coordination--resulting in skidding and/or slipping--and failure to coordinate the flight controls so no increase or decrease in airspeed results when straight glide is resumed.
The speed glide is characterized by a dynamic start in which the athlete drops aggressively from the upright position and dynamically drives into a linear block position and rotary release.