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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 移位; 移位操作

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shift v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shifting.]
 1. To divide; to distribute; to apportion. [Obs.]
 To which God of his bounty would shift
 Crowns two of flowers well smelling.   --Chaucer.
 2. To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one shoulder to another; to shift the blame.
    Hastily he schifte him[self].   --Piers Plowman.
 Pare saffron between the two St. Mary's days,
 Or set or go shift it that knowest the ways.   --Tusser.
 3. To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
    Carrying the oar loose, [they] shift it hither and thither at pleasure.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 4. To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.
    I would advise you to shift a shirt.   --Shak.
 5. To change the clothing of; -- used reflexively. [Obs.]
    As it were to ride day and night; and . . . not to have patience to shift me.   --Shak.
 6. To put off or out of the way by some expedient. “I shifted him away.”
 To shift off, to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside.
 To shift the scene, to change the locality or the surroundings, as in a play or a story.
 Shift the scene for half an hour;
 Time and place are in thy power.   --Swift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shift·ing, a.
 1. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles.
 2. Adapted or used for shifting anything.
 Shifting backstays Naut., temporary stays that have to be let go whenever the vessel tacks or jibes.
 Shifting ballast, ballast which may be moved from one side of a vessel to another as safety requires.
 Shifting center. See Metacenter.
 Shifting locomotive. See Switching engine, under Switch.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: continuously moving or changing from position or direction;
             "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous
             shifting glances"
      2: continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors"
      3: (of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth" [syn: unfirm]
      n : the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant
          shifting disrupted the class" [syn: shift]