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

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.

SHIFT

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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Willie McCovey was another long-ago slugger for whom teams frequently shifted their infields in certain situations.
The Minister said the process of shifting has been started as evening shifts students of few schools and colleges including Islamabad Model Postgraduate College (IMPC), Sector H8 and IMCB sector H9 would be shifted in morning shifts after Eid ul Azha.
Sagan (12) and Worley (20) have introduced the Sagan-Worley correspondence, another analog of Robinson-Schensted-Knuth correspondence for shifted tableaux.
shifted his pipe away from the talking side of his mouth .
Indeed, our research has revealed only one case in which a court shifted attorneys' fees associated with production of electronically stored information, and that decision involved no in-depth discussion of the issue (In re Auto.
Some of the animals lived in cages where the researchers shifted daytime forward every week by turning the lights on 6 hours earlier, the equivalent of a person flying from the East Coast of the United States to France.
A shift is the process which occurs when the letter's of one word are all shifted the same number of steps along the alphabet (looping from Z to A) to make another word.
of the elongation to break data yields a master curve (figure 9) with shifted aging time at 80[degrees]C on the abscissa.
A majority of the women in our survey--58 percent--say that at some time they have changed the way they act in order to fit in or be accepted by whites, and 79 percent of those women say they shifted in the way they communicated, toning down their mannerisms, changing the way they spoke or what they chose to speak about.
I believe the key to this role as an interface lies in recognizing the shift in the knowledge base itself: the new sciences have shifted from a mechanical, Cartesian worldview, to an organic, quantum one.
THE IRS RESTRUCTURING AND REFORM ACT OF 1998 shifted the burden of proof to the IRS in civil tax matters.