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Meaning of SLIDING

Pronunciation:  'slIding

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  being a smooth continuous motion
 

SLIDING is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: slippery, slippy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Slid"ing\, a.
1. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.

2. Slippery; elusory. [Obs.]

         That sliding science hath me made so bare.
                                               --Chaucer.

{Sliding friction} (Mech.), the resistance one body meets
   with in sliding along the surface of another, as
   distinguished from rolling friction.

{Sliding gunter} (Naut.), a topmast arranged with metallic
   fittings so as to be hoisted and lowered by means of
   halyards.

{Sliding keel} (Naut), a movable keel, similar to a
   centeboard.

{Sliding pair}. (Mech.) See the Note under {Pair}, n., 7.

{Sliding rule}. Same as {Slide rule}, under {Slide}, n.

{Sliding scale}.
   (a) A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion
       to the fall or rise of prices.
   (b) A variable scale of wages or of prices.
   (c) A slide rule.

{Sliding ways} (Naut.), the timber guides used in launching a
   vessel.

 

 

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