a device for performing mathematical calculations, consisting essentially of a ruler having a sliding piece moving along it, both marked with graduated, usually logarithmic, scales: now largely replaced by the electronic calculator.
a mechanical calculating device consisting of two strips, one sliding along a central groove in the other, each strip graduated in two or more logarithmic scales of numbers, trigonometric functions, etc. It employs the same principles as logarithm tables
noun 1. See under trombone. noun 1. a musical wind instrument consisting of a cylindrical metal tube expanding into a bell and bent twice in a U shape, usually equipped with a slide (slide trombone) slide trombone noun 1. See trombone noun 1. a brass instrument, a low-pitched counterpart of the trumpet, consisting of a […]
noun, Machinery. 1. a valve that slides without lifting to open or close an aperture, as the valves of the ports in the cylinders of certain steam engines. noun 1. a valve that slides across an aperture to expose the port or opening 2. (modifier) fitted with slide valves: a slide-valve engine
noun 1. an inclined surface along which something can slide.
adjective 1. rising or falling, increasing or decreasing, according to a standard or to a set of conditions. 2. operated, adjusted, or moved by sliding: a sliding door. verb (used without object), slid [slid] /slɪd/ (Show IPA), slid or slidden [slid-n] /ˈslɪd n/ (Show IPA), sliding. 1. to move along in continuous contact with a […]