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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.
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* Existing hybrid vehicles perform mechanical shifting for only the parking mechanism.
The prerequisite for power shifting resides in the driving force of the tractor being equal prior to and following gear shifting.
Residents of Tench Bhata, Peoples colony and Dhok Syedan have asked education secretary and chief minister Punjab to look into the matter personally and issue directives to the concerned authorities to withdraw orders of shifting of girls students of primary classes to second shift.
Conveyor shifting procedures represent a major share of process downtime for SMIPCC and FMIPCC systems, accounting for approximately 14% and 24%, respectively, in total process downtime for a typical surface mine (Figure 2).
With the rapid response of the motor, it could control the speed and torque of the motor to achieve shifting synchronization in gear shifting process.
It's really easy to get into the hard-and-fast mode of shifting gears when operating the roller.
Second, amended Rule 45 incorporates the provisions of new Rule 26(b)(2)(B) and permits nonparties to resist producing electronically stored information that is "not reasonably accessible because of undue burden or cost." If a court orders production of the electronically stored information anyway--because, for example, the information is available from no other source--then the court "may specify conditions for the discovery," which could, presumably, include cost shifting as well.
Alice Garner introduces her Shifting Shore with a discussion of the seaside as a constructed and contested place.
* The companies shifting jobs from the United States to China tend to be large, publicly held, highly profitable and well established.
This volume is very useful to give students fun pieces to play, while developing further the technique and skills of shifting. The pieces have fun titles, which most elementary-age students would find appealing: "Playful Kittens," "Going Up in a Swing," "Popsicles" and "Ladybugs." I think this book is very useful for providing additional fun work for learning to shift.
Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America speaks of the masks we black women don, the emotional ripples that we weather trying to survive in the face of relentless racism and sexism.
When this was no longer effective or feasible, most people probably compensated for their immutable disability by shifting to a secondary strategy that served to minimize the importance or value of objects outside the range of their visual acuity.