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

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[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.

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Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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One important factor, which also played a role in many other weight shifts throughout the PPI, was the general economic rebound from the recession that dominated most of 1982.
Three recent studies investigating PU prevalence in an SCI cohort considered weight shift behavior as a potential risk factor [49-51].
First, normal walking includes the management of balance control during a lateral weight shift from one limb to the other while simultaneously advancing the center of mass forward over the new stance limb.
A good exercise to help you visualise the correct weight shift is to imagine you have a set of scales under each foot.
The weight shift is a move of about 3-6 inches and is a combination of lateral and circular movement.
A reverse pivot is an incorrect weight shift on the backswing.
Cardona, dancing solo, tip-toed on the tops of seven white cubes like a water bug on a pond, meticulously measuring the effect of each weight shift, his body sometimes forming a bridge or a slightly hazardous-seeming fulcrum.
Being late or early is simply a matter of timing the weight shift.
The Rehab Product Group raises the curtain on several new, innovative wheelchairs, including the Invacare Solara(R) and Spree GT tilt-in-space wheelchairs, which revolutionize the weight shift tilt market with a lighter and more compact design.
Ankle arthritis or ankle instability can affect the proper weight shift during the golf swing.
He teaches the swing is the thing, that letting gravity, centrifugal force and a pendulum motion occur naturally - without focusing on the weight shift, the legs, the arms or the hands - provides all the impetus needed for powerful and accurate shots.
Created by the combined efforts of a world-renowned podiatrist and an MIT rocket scientist, the weight shift solution of Insolia Inserts are based on medical science and technology and are not cushioning or padding, which just mask the problem.