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).
Glide Adjective Synonyms: slide, slip, coast, skate, soar, float, sail, glissade, stream, flow
Slope Noun Synonyms: incline, decline, ascend, descend, rise, fall, dip, sink, drop (off), angle, slant, pitch, tilt, tip
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
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
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
Entertainment / Literature / Off Glide: In linguistics, the second-half of a diphthong sound. MORE