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Smooth means having a texture that lacks friction
Friction
Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and/or material elements sliding against each other. There are several types of friction:...

. Not rough.

Smooth may also refer to:

In mathematics

• Smooth function
Smooth function
In mathematical analysis, a differentiability class is a classification of functions according to the properties of their derivatives. Higher order differentiability classes correspond to the existence of more derivatives. Functions that have derivatives of all orders are called smooth.Most of...

, a function that is infinitely differentiable; used in calculus and topology
• Smooth manifold, a differentiable manifold for which all the transitions maps are smooth functions
• Smooth number
Smooth number
In number theory, a smooth number is an integer which factors completely into small prime numbers. The term seems to have been coined by Leonard Adleman. Smooth numbers are especially important in cryptography relying on factorization.-Definition:...

, a number whose prime factors are all less than a certain value; used in applications of number theory
• Smoothing
Smoothing
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, while leaving out noise or other fine-scale structures/rapid phenomena. Many different algorithms are used in smoothing...

, a statistical technique for handling data
• Smoothsort
Smoothsort
Smoothsort is a comparison-based sorting algorithm. It is a variation of heapsort developed by Edsger Dijkstra in 1981. Like heapsort, smoothsort's upper bound is O...

, a sorting algorithm

In entertainment

• Smooth (magazine)
Smooth (magazine)
Smooth is a bimonthly magazine, published by Sandra Vasceannie geared toward young urban men that includes a mix of news, entertainment, urban fashion, music, movies, books, sports reporting, as well as feature articles on the hottest stars in black entertainment. Smooth covers feature photos of...

, geared toward young black men
• Smooth (song)
Smooth (song)
"Smooth" is a collaboration between latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, sung by Thomas, and won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.-Concept...

, a song by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
• The Smooth Network, a radio station network in England
• Smooth jazz
Smooth jazz
Smooth jazz is a genre of music that grew out of jazz fusion and is influenced by R&B, funk, rock, and pop music styles ....

, a subgenre of jazz music
• Juanita Stokes
Juanita Stokes
Juanita Stokes, currently known as Needa S. , is an American singer, rapper and actress. She is the daughter of actress Irene Stokes and younger sister of music executive Chris Stokes.-Music career:...

, a.k.a. Smooth, American singer, rapper and actress

Other uses

• Smooth Island (Antarctica)
• Smooth Island (Tasmania)
Smooth Island (Tasmania)
Smooth Island is a privately owned island, with an area of 59 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of the Sloping Island Group, lying close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania around the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas.-Flora and fauna:...

• Draught beer
Draught beer
Draught beer is beer served from a cask or a pressurised keg.-History of draught:Until Joseph Bramah patented the beer engine in 1785, beer was served directly from the barrel and carried to the customer. The Old English word for carry was dragen which developed into a series of related words,...

, when served with nitrogen