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Definition of Smooth

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Smooth Smooth (sm[=oo][th]), a. [Compar. Smoother (-[~e]r); superl. Smoothest.] [OE. smothe, smethe, AS. sm[=e][eth]e, sm[oe][eth]e, where [=e], [oe], come from an older [=o]; cf. LG. sm["o]de, sm["o]e, sm["o]dig; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain. --Chaucer. The outlines must be smooth, imperceptible to the touch, and even, without eminence or cavities. --Dryden. 2. Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair. 3. Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream. 4. Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent. The only smooth poet of those times. --Milton. Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full-resounding line. --Pope. When sage Minerva rose, From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows. --Gay. 5. Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering. This smooth discourse and mild behavior oft Conceal a traitor. --Addison. 6. (Mech. & Physics) Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless. Note: Smooth is often used in the formation of selfexplaining compounds; as, smooth-bodied, smooth-browed, smooth-combed, smooth-faced, smooth-finished, smooth-gliding, smooth-grained, smooth-leaved, smooth-sliding, smooth-speaking, smooth-woven, and the like. Syn: Even; plain; level; flat; polished; glossy; sleek; soft; bland; mild; soothing; voluble; flattering; adulatory; deceptive.
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Smooth Smooth, adv. Smoothly. --Chaucer. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. --Shak.
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Smooth Smooth, n. 1. The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths. --Thackeray. 2. That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything. ``The smooth of his neck.' --Gen. xxvii. 16.

Meaning of Smooth from wikipedia

- Look up smooth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Smooth may refer to: Smooth function, a function that is infinitely differentiable; used in calculus...
- In statistics and image processing, to smooth a data set is to create an approximating function that attempts to capture important patterns in the data...
- In mathematical analysis, the smoothness of a function is a property measured by the number, called differentiability class, of continuous derivatives...
- "Smooth Criminal" is a song by the American pop singer Michael Jackson, released on November 14, 1988, from his seventh studio album, Bad (1987). It was...
- "Smooth Operator" is a song by English band Sade from their debut studio album, Diamond Life (1984), and was co-written by Sade and Ray St. John. It was...
- Smooth jazz is a term used to describe commercially oriented crossover jazz music. Although often described as a "genre", it is a debatable and highly...
- Smooth (soft) muscle is one of the three major types of vertebrate muscle tissue, the other being skeletal and cardiac muscle. Nonetheless, it is found...
- "Smooth" is a song performed by American rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, who sings the lead vocals. It was released on June 15, 1999...
- In mathematics, a smooth structure on a manifold allows for an unambiguous notion of smooth function. In particular, a smooth structure allows mathematical...
- The smooth snake (Coronella austriaca) is a species of non-venomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is found in northern and central Europe...