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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sliding  \Slid"ing\,  a. 
  1.  That  slides  or  slips;  gliding;  moving  smoothly. 
  2.  Slippery;  elusory.  [Obs.] 
  That  sliding  science  hath  me  made  so  bare. 
  {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 
  {Sliding  keel}  (Naut),  a  movable  keel,  similar  to  a 
  {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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  being  a  smooth  continuous  motion 

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