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shift

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

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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(A, B Axial; C Sagittal; D Coronal Images) showing a Fat Density Lobuiated Lesion with Areas of Soft Tissue Density and Septations in Right Hemithorax along with its Extension and Contralateral Mediastinal Shift
Caption: Figure 1: This contrast chest CT scan shows multiple bilateral masses involving mainly the upper ribs, extending into the thorax and causing mediastinal shift to the left.
In these patients, problems including polyhydramniosis, lung hypoplasia and mediastinal shift can be determined by USG (2).
The chest CT was done in the arterial phase and showed a hypoplastic right upper lobe bronchus and consequently also a hypoplastic right lung - this explained the mediastinal shift to the right (Fig.
However, we do not agree with the authors regarding their diagnosis of Swyer-James Syndrome, but feel that it is more consistent with destroyed left lung secondary to pulmonary TB and compensatory left sided- mediastinal shift of right lung.
As air continues to build up, it may cause a mediastinal shift, decreased cardiac output, and death.
(3) PNP causes a mediastinal shift and paradoxical movement of the diaphragm, resulting in alveolar hypoventilation and atelectasis on the affected side and more pronounced when supine.
This combination of anomalies, along with right upper lobe atelectasis and left-sided hyperinflation, resulted in a severe right mediastinal shift and respiratory distress.
The left lung was normal in appearance with a mediastinal shift to the left.
Small hypoplastic ipsilateral pulmonary artery, mediastinal shift and compensatory hyperinflation of left lung.
Chest X-ray showing Total Homogenous Opacification of the Right Hemithorax with Gross Mediastinal Shift towards the Left
These associated anomalies along with mechanical effects on the tracheobronchial tree and esophagus from mediastinal shift can result in major morbidity to this group of patients.