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noun 
  1. An aircraft that flies without using an engine. If the pilot of a glider is hung beneath the wing, then the glider may be either a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_glider hang glider type or a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragliding paraglider. When the pilot is in a fuselage and not hung below the wing, then the glider may also be referred to as a sailplane.
  2. A vehicle without powertrain.
  3. (mathematics, game of life) A configuration which recurs periodically, each time at a fixed offset from the last appearance.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: zweefvliegtuig
  • French: planeur
  • German: Segelflugzeug
  • Italian: aliante
  • Spanish: glider
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, in Conway's Game of life)
Etymology: to glide + -er


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