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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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The 2000 election may well decide whether we shift to the left by electing Gore or Bradley and going to a bigger bureaucracy, a more centralized government, and higher taxes, or whether we shift back towards the right and get somebody like George W.
Some see Davis' actions as the righting of Wilson's overly conservative policies or simply political payback to his supporters - and not an indication of a sharp shift to the left.
Political Situation: Unsettling for multinational companies is the political shift to the left in some countries.
Meaning they can either skulk off and form The Social Democrats II, or accept the shift to the left, get behind the new leadership and fight for a Labour victory.
LABOUR'S challenge is not whether to shift to the left or the right but to win the support of more than three out of 10 voters and return to Government, according to a Welsh MP who has pledged his support to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.
Political newcomer Rob Handy was narrowly beating longtime Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green in incomplete election results Tuesday night, introducing the possibility of a shift to the left on the county board.