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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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Bonny Joy, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, added, "This announcement underscores the fact that the troubles at Motorola's device business unit are indeed deep-rooted in product design with no reserves in the pipeline; making shift changes such as the recent management shuffle alone could not contain the recent decline in revenues and shipments.
The final chapter covers metrics and key business performance drivers in a scorecard tool to help monitor progress, and it details advice for making shifts in operations or business hypothesis.
To achieve water-related goals, national water strategies should include making shifts in water allocation among different sectors based on the concept of integrated water resources management.