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glide plane

noun, Crystallography
a symmetry element of a space group such that a reflection of the lattice with respect to the plane and a translation of the lattice parallel to the plane bring the lattice back to its original position.
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Only atoms in the dislocation glide plane are shown.

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