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

shift

[shift]
(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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Konertz, "Pulmonary agenesis in a newborn: implantation of tissue expander to prevent a mediastinal shift," Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, vol.
It has been observed that large lesions have a higher risk to develop mediastinal shift, vascular failure, polyhydramniosis, hydrops fetalis and lung hypoplasia due to the effect of compression.
8 cm in lower lobe of the left lung exhibiting mass effects on the surrounding lung parenchyma and mediastinal shift to the right (Figure-1).
This and other anomalies contributed to a severe right mediastinal shift and respiratory distress that were successfully treated with endoscopic placement of an in-dwelling tracheobronchial stent into the left main bronchus.
A 50-year-male patient with persistent air leakage on bronchopleural fistula on right side of chest since 3 months suffering with right chest pain, cough, sob with decreased air entry on right side with decreased respiratory movements, right mediastinal shift.
2) CDH with mediastinal shift by hernial contents beyond the neonatal period is a rare but potentially life threatening emergency.
associated pleural collection, lung collapse and contralateral mediastinal shift.
Chest radiography showed volume loss of the right lung with mediastinal shift to the right and opacification of the right hemithorax.
The CT films confirmed a large left-sided tension pneumothorax with mediastinal shift, and a right-sided haemopneumothorax (Figure 1B).
The plain radiographic appearances of these two conditions are also similar with both conditions associated with air filled cavities within the thorax with or without mediastinal shift.
Mediastinal shift and depression of the left hemidiaphragm were also observed.