Definition of glide reflection in English:

glide reflection

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  • A transformation consisting of a translation combined with a reflection about a plane parallel to the direction of the translation.
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    • Since translations and reflections are both isometries, a glide reflection is also an isometry.
    • The axes of the glide reflections aren't shown, but they are midway between parallel reflection axes.
    • Because of this, we say the tiling is symmetric with respect to reflections and glide reflections.

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