/str:'d*d/ (scientific computing) Said of a sequence of memory reads and writes to addresses, each of which is separated from the last by a constant interval called "the stride length", or just "the stride". These can be a worst-case access pattern for cache schemes when the stride length is a multiple of the cache line size.
Strided references are often generated by loops through an array, and (if the data is large enough that access-time is significant) it can be worthwhile to tune for better locality by inverting double loops or by partially unrolling the outer loop of a loop nest.
Thus animated, he strided away to the antichamber of Theodore.
He came to a dark patch on the hardpan and strided over it, unheeding.
He then rose up, strided to the fire, and stood for some time laughing and exulting.
I shouted; but the old man was already shaking me on my perch, as he strided up the rigging, two ratlines at each step.
In the evening the Weendigo told the people that he should go out a hunting; and he strided away toward the North.
He strided over many parts of the country, and at last turned into the very road in which the poor children were.