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shift

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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You may want to bypass the automatic opening of the Main form and instead access the Database window simply by holding down the Shift key and double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer, which you can launch from your desktop toolbar.
To resize them so they are uniform, click on one, hold down the Shift key and click on the second button.
Then select the first file you want to delete, hold down the Shift key while hitting End (which takes you to the end of the list) and press Delete.
Here's how to do the latter: Select the workbook range you want to copy and then hold down the Shift key while you choose Edit, Copy Picture.
As you hold down the Shift key, move the mouse to the point where you want it to end and then left-click one time.