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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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Mark Oaten, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman said: 'This is the most obscene remark made by a senior politician in recent years and signals a shift to the right of terrifying proportions.
Another loss was editorial cartoonist Chris OBrion, who says he was fired in the wake of the paper's shift to the right (see Bylines, July/August).
Q: Has the country's overall shift to the right made your work more difficult?
This reflects a general shift to the right in American politics, under the impact of a sick economy whose symptoms were blamed--rightly or wrongly--on liberal economics.
However, devolution expert Dr David Moon of the University of Liverpool doubted that Welsh Conservatives will shift to the right to combat any Ukip threat in Wales.
The move is of major geopolitical significance, as it may herald a shift to the right on several foreign policy issues, including a potential strike against Iran's nuclear facilities and the prospect of talks with Palestinian leaders regarding statehood and Israeli settlements in the territories.
TORY Employment Minister Chris Grayling yesterday urged David Cameron to shift to the right to appeal to his party's core vote.
SANTIAGO: Billionaire Sebastian Pinera was elected Chile s president on Sunday in a political shift to the right after 20 years of leftist rule and will try to build on policies that made the economy Latin America s most stable.
Israel Beitenu, led by Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, grew to be Israel's third largest political party in the February election, reflecting a shift to the right by the Israeli public.
He insisted that he would continue to occupy the centre ground and rejected suggestions that a new harder line on law and order represented a shift to the right.
The reference was seen as an attack on the prime minister's shift to the right, which forced through the setting up of foundation hospitals and the introduction of ``top-up'' student fees.
The speech also contains a message for his own party, with Mr Bourne warning against a shift to the right and insisting that winning seats in Wales was essential to victory at the next general election.