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shift

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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Nick's elevated account of Myrtle's "despair at the shiftlessness of the lower orders"--in combination with the terms in which he chronicles her sweeping, flouncing ecstasy--could be seen as raising him (and the novel's readers) to a place above Myrtle's colloquial indignation at "These people
His drinking and shiftlessness mess things up for him and his young family in America and cause them to leave New York and try their luck back in Ireland--a disastrous move, as it turns out.
In earshot of her he would blame the shiftlessness and disobedience of the boys, once they were old enough to blame.
68) In fact, white southerners were so worried about the shiftlessness of ex-slaves that proposals circulated to consider contracting labor from foreign countries, a practice common in the West Indian British colonies following the abolition of slavery.
9 million judgment; it means that illegal aliens should not be able to live off the hard work of those who are here legally; it means that welfare should be a temporary compensation for hard luck rather than a subsidy for promiscuous procreation and permanent shiftlessness.
He manifests most of the worst accidents and mistakes mixed blood could represent for mid-century England: disease, viciousness, treason, cowardice, duplicity, unmerited power, shiftlessness.
Similarly, Josephine Shaw Lowell, the New York Charity Organization leader, urged "friendly visitors" to resist the temptation to provide actual food and support to those in need and to avoid procuring temporary relief Instead, the visitor was encouraged to help the poor start to find work and earn money, to avoid extravagance, shiftlessness, and vice, and never to teach or convey to them that they can receive something for nothing.
Wilson's racism begins (and his rationality ends) with his attribution of shiftlessness as motive.
In a country neighborhood, at least in those days, the size of the woodpile was, besides its practical importance, an index of the owner's shiftlessness or moral solvency.
As a result, homeless persons are seen as responsible for their fate due to their own supposed shiftlessness or laziness, and situational factors that caused the homelessness--such as an accident or illness that rendered them incapable of working and/or resulted in bankrupting medical expenses--are overlooked.
While we have nothing but words of praise for the many excellent men and women who do so much to relieve distress, we have no toleration for that good natured, shiftlessness which prompts soft-hearted and soft-headed people to add to the demoralization of those who are already paupers in spirit.
329) Although certain physical defects were considered "genetic," there was a significant emphasis on eliminating the "genetic defects" of promiscuity, shiftlessness, pauperism, and other traits without a genetic basis.