gliding plane

gliding plane
gliding plane noun (crystallography)
In minerals, a plane of molecular weakness along which movement can take place without actual fracture
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  • gliding flight — sklandymas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. glide; gliding flight vok. Gleitflug, m; Segelflug, m rus. планирование, n pranc. vol plané, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • gliding angle — sklendimo kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gliding angle vok. Gleitwinkel, m rus. угол планирования, m; угол скольжения, m pranc. angle de planement, m; angle de vol plané, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas