glide plane


glide plane
noun
: a crystallographic plane of symmetry that requires identity of the structure of the crystal with its original configuration following the combination of reflection of the crystal across the plane with movement of the structural configuration parallel to the plane

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Crystall.
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]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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