To move gently and smoothly; to pass along without noise, violence, or apparent effort; to pass rapidly and easily, or with a smooth, silent motion, as a river in its channel, a bird in the air, a skater over ice.
The act or manner of moving smoothly, swiftly, and without labor or obstruction.
translation; the transformation of an image by a distance and a direction The square on the left is the orignal square, called the preimage. The image to its right is formed by moving the preimage in the direction of the arrow. The total distance which the image is moved is equal to the length of the arrow. Note that the arrow is there for demonstrative purposes only; it is not part of the preimage.
the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
A transitional sound in speech which is produced by the changing of the mouth organs from one definite position to another, and with gradual change in the most frequent cases; as in passing from the begining to the end of a regular diphthong, or from vowel to consonant or consonant to vowel in a syllable, or from one component to the other of a double or diphthongal consonant (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 19, 161, 162). Also (by Bell and others), the vanish (or brief final element) or the brief initial element, in a class of diphthongal vowels, or the brief final or initial part of some consonants (see Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 18, 97, 191).
The term glide is used to describe a sound which is articulated with very little constriction of the vocal tract. There is no contact between the articulator and the vocal tract. Examples of glides in English are as in yell and as in well.
a vowel-like sound that serves as a consonant
Movement of the organs of speech towards ( on-glide) or away from ( off-glide) another sound; semivowels are glides.
To move through the air by virtue of gravity or momentum; to volplane.
Movement of a glider, aëroplane, etc., through the air under gravity or its own movement.
The gradual descent of an aeroplane with gravity alone providing the motive power.
The slow sliding of the snow cover along the ground under the influence of gravity on a slope. The amount of glide is highly dependent on ground roughness and character. It is not the same as creep. The total displacement of the snow surface on a slope is the sum of creep, glide, and settlement.
A part of a stream that is characterized by a smooth, easy movement of water, usually just upstream of a riffle.
A circular device attached to the underside of furniture in order to produce a smooth surface. The glide in use on adjustable height tables has 1” of leveling capacity.
A part of a river containing a smooth flow of water with an unbroken surface.
A smooth and gentle flow of water with little or no surface turbulence.
proprietary API of Interactive 3Dfx, and so they can be used only with cards by this manufacturer. They are very efficient and fast.
3Dfx's proprietary programming interface (API) for its Voodoo family of videocard accelerators. It's usually faster and easier to program for than Direct3D. (4/99)
A proprietary 3D API developed by 3Dfx for use in its Voodoo line of chipsets. Glide is arguably one of the faster API's but lacks some of the advanced features of Direct3D and OpenGL.
3d gfx API by 3dfx
To make a moderate forward movement while maintaining contact with the opponent's blade.
(Fr. Coule, It. Filo). An action on the opponent's blade executed by engaging the blade and sliding along the blade directly to the target.