Glide Slope

Technology / Aviation / Glide Slope: (1) The angle between horizontal and the glide path of an aircraft. (2) A tightly-focused radio beam transmitted from the approach end of a runway indicating the minimum approach angle that will clear all obstacles: one component of an instrument landing system (ILS).

Other Words for Glide

Glide Adjective Synonyms: slide, slip, coast, skate, soar, float, sail, glissade, stream, flow

Other Words for Slope

Slope Noun Synonyms: incline, decline, ascend, descend, rise, fall, dip, sink, drop (off), angle, slant, pitch, tilt, tip

Shelf-Slope Break

Science / Marine Biology / Shelf-Slope Break: Line marking a change from the gently inclined continental shelf to the much steeper depth gradient of the continental slope MORE


Business / Construction / Slope: The incline angle of a roof surface, given as a ratio of the rise (in inches) to the run (in feet). See also pitch. MORE

Upslope Effect

Science / Weather / Upslope Effect: The cooling of an air flow as it ascends a hill or mountain slope. If there is enough moisture and the air is stable, stratiform clouds and precipitation may form. If the air is unstable, there might MORE

Upslope Fog

Science / Weather / Upslope Fog: Fog that forms when warm, moist surface air is forced up a slope by the wind. It is adiabatically cooled to below its initial dew point, which means the air cools by expansion as it rises. It forms be MORE

Off Glide

Entertainment / Literature / Off Glide: In linguistics, the second-half of a diphthong sound. MORE


Technology / Aviation / Glider: An unpowered aircraft capable of maintaining altitude only briefly after release from tow, then gliding to earth. Compare SAILPLANE. MORE