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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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"For then you may in your accent smooth, persuade the shiftless workers to the polling booth".
The shiftless Shelley was eventually kicked out by Fran and decided to make a new life in America.
Loose Ends is set in a caravan park where Valleys matriarch Marlene (a towering performance by Di Botcher) has come to stay with her shiftless husband Roy (Vickery) and her son Darren (Rhys Matthews).
The archetype of the shiftless hayseed peasant was well-established.
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We are made painfully aware of how rumptltum the big choruses are, especially with the shiftless movement of the singers on the huge Hippodrome stage, how much the more Intimate scenes owe to allegedly "lesser" earlier Verdi operas - the wonderful La Traviata comes to mind now and again - and how clunky Is Bolto's libretto.
But just when Rachel, her shiftless husband Johnny and their assorted brood should be enjoying their good fortune, a consignment of pork chops changes their lives.
You'd done stuff--drank, drugged, slept, maybe worked, possibly made some things that made other people happy--but in terms of effort, you were basically a shiftless bum.
As for these poor, homeless persons they talk of, having been in the private sector for a fair few years I've meet some who are a shiftless bunch and I would not like to rent them a dog kennel.
How does Addie escape from the clutches of her shiftless and evil father, stay true to herself, and right racial injustice?
Meanwhile, our own overcrowded schools and shiftless teachers weren't requiring enough solid work from students.