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the displacement of rocks, esp layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault

shift

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(computer science)
A movement of data to the right or left, in a digital-computer location, usually with the loss of characters shifted beyond a boundary.
(geology)
The relative displacement of the units affected by a fault but outside the fault zone itself.
(industrial engineering)
The number of hours or the part of any day worked. Also known as tour.
(mechanical engineering)
To change the ratio of the driving to the driven gears to obtain the desired rotational speed or to avoid overloading and stalling an engine or a motor.
(metallurgy)
A casting defect caused by malalignment of the mold parts.
(spectroscopy)
A small change in the position of a spectral line that is due to a corresponding change in frequency which, in turn, results from one or more of several causes, such as the Doppler effect.

SHIFT

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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If the condition fails then e is shiftable and has to be shifted by [2.
The 1894 income tax wasn't an indirect tax--it wasn't shiftable and therefore avoidable--and, without the characteristics of indirect taxes, an income tax was potentially dangerous.
To date, 12 load management systems have been connected to the COMRICON system and a shiftable load of 180 MW demonstrated during a morning peak in August 2000.
And in a democracy, mind is all that ultimately matters, because everything else rests on the shiftable sands of opinion.
The Skorpion tailings-disposal system will consist of a 550 m shiftable conveyor feeding a rail-mounted tripper and slewing spreader with a counterweighted 25 m boom, which will deposit tailings over a 550 m radius at a rate of 560 t/h.
It features a low gear for startability and four progressively shiftable reverse gears for jobsite productivity.
Stated informally, the fact that a subtree representing a nonterminal is shiftable in the current parse state means that the entire subtree except for its right-hand edge (the portion affected by lookahead outside the subtree) can be immediately reused.
Eagle's AutoStick is a four-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which allows the driver to shift manually by ratcheting the transmission shift lever.
Even in a global financial marketplace, there must exist a finite limit to shiftable risk.
Throughout the house, interior walls are shiftable, allowing a child playing with the house to constantly create new living, eating, and playing spaces.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion (MSRP of $37,270 and TMV([R]) of $37,021), equipped with a four-cylinder, 200-horsepower engine and six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.