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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.

SHIFT

Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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They opted instead for the shifting ground of late twentieth-century everyday experience and popular culture, and turned to the American poets of the New York School, most notably Frank O'Hara, whose energy for the urban, irreverent wit, and for the place of the ordinary in poetry abounds.
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At its most laissez-faire, the practice portrays "the street" to be a shifting ground of suffering and self-interest, sceptical alienation from politics and innocent devotion to a given politician.
* The Nieman Journalism Lab, launchedlast fall in response to industry's search for workable business models for journalism in the era of digital media, provides real time updates on the rapidly shifting ground on which journalism is rebuilding.
"Boring on grade is difficult enough, but we were also dealing with wet sandy soil, and maintaining the grade in shifting ground conditions can be a tough challenge," says Rea.
SCOTT KURASHIGE'S FINE STUDY advances the creation of a fully multicultural American history by asking, "How did [Los Angeles,] a city governed by white supremacy become a center of multiculturalism?" He answers by examining the changing relationships and positions of African Americans and Japanese Americans in the "shifting ground" of the local racial order through most of the twentieth century.
The cave-in at 6.39pm was believed to be caused by what seismologists call a "mountain bump," in which shifting ground forces chunks of rock from the walls.
The cave-in at 6.39pm on Thursday was believed to be caused by what seismologists call a "mountain bump," in which shifting ground forces chunks of rock from the walls.
The fourteen prominent theorists of Islam and feminism represented in On Shifting Ground say that Muslim women, often presumed by Western and otherwise distant observers to operate only within a cloistered sphere, are actually well-positioned to help shape the outside world.
But its party political broadcast today seems to be shifting ground to stress the positive.
Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry