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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.

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Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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During voluntary weight shifts as part of a repetitive stepping task, freezers showed rapid, small, and inefficient weight transfers between both legs, which were associated with freezing episodes [9].
Poor weight shift is a major cause of lack of distance and poor ball striking.
* Occupant movement and weight shift within a canoe played a major role in roughly 50 percent of all canoeing accidents.
During the 3rd and 4th h, floor type had a significant effect on a number of subjective ratings, including lower-leg and lower-back discomfort/fatigue and 2 of 4 objective variables (center of pressure weight shift and lower-extremity skin temperature).
In contrast, some categories registered a diminished relative importance after the weight shift. For example, increased production of crude petroleum by foreign producers during the 1982-87 period diminished this country's share of marketable oil.
Your set-up balance and stability are key to hitting great shots and allowing you to make proper weight shift both back and through your swing.
Once you carry out your last weight shift or waggle, start your swing without hesitation.
"Of course, I'd never let them perform it until it's done correctly." If your solo is well in hand, ask the choreographer if you can shoot for an extra turn here or a riskier weight shift there.
"The weight shift may o have affected the plane causing it to nosedive." He added: "Apparently it was quite normal for animals to be taken on the plane."
Most guidelines that suggest weight shift or pressure relief frequency have been developed for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) because of the effect of SCI on sensation and mobility.
In general there are two types of microlight aircraft - weight shift (or flexiwing) and three axis.