Glide Reflection

Pronunciation: /glaɪd rɪˈflɛk.ʃən/ Explain

A glide reflection is the combination of a reflection across a line and a translation along that line.

Click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure. To change the length of the translation, click on the point on the slider and drag it.

Manipulative 1 - Glide Reflection Created with GeoGebra.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, glide reflection. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 86. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Glide Reflection. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/10/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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