shifting

(redirected from Shiftingly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

shifting

[′shift·iŋ]
(geology)
The movement of the crest of a divide away from a more actively eroding stream (as on the steeper slope of an asymmetric ridge) toward a weaker stream on the gentler slope.
References in periodicals archive ?
Yet at the outset, Jackson insists on blurring the words "vision" and "dream," even though each is repeatedly used in a shiftingly metaphoric fashion.
This Schumannesque piece gave place to the enthrallingHumoreske by Schumannhimself, with a loving delineation of the music's shiftingly passionate moods.