# glide plane

- 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.

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## Origin of glide plane^{}

First recorded in 1890–95

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#### This plane, which truncates the edge of the rhombohedron and has the indices , is called a “glide-plane.”