shift

(redirected from shift to the left)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to shift to the left: shift to the right

shift

the displacement of rocks, esp layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

SHIFT

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
References in periodicals archive ?
As research on other neurotoxicants has shown, a shift to the left of IQ distributions in a population will have substantial impacts, especially among those in the high and low ranges of the IQ distribution (Bellinger 2007).
And as the Tories quickly seized on his reliance on trade union votes to secure the leadership as evidence of a shift to the left, he used a newspaper article to say he was "on the side of the squeezed middle".
A majority of Dutch voters hope that the cabinet formation talks starting on Monday will lead to a new right-leaning government, even as public support continues to shift to the left, a poll showed.
The move was seen as a clear sign that Mr Brown will not let the Labour Party shift to the left in a "core vote" campaign to focus on its heartlands for the election, expected on May 6.
Prompted in no small part by the recent political shift to the left and move away from neoliberal economic globalization in Latin America, Buffington (women and gender studies, U.
Schulz interpreted the passing of the report, which included provisions on eliminating tax havens, as a shift to the left in European politics.
Political newcomer Rob Handy was narrowly beating longtime Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green in incomplete election results Tuesday night, introducing the possibility of a shift to the left on the county board.