What does drifting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drifting(adj)

    aimless wandering from place to place

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(adj)

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Wiktionary

  1. drifting(Adjective)

    Having the property of moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.

    The drifting seaweed went where ever the currents pushed it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drifting

    of Drift

Freebase

  1. Drifting

    Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn. As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, angle and line taken through a corner or set of corners.

How to pronounce drifting?

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How to say drifting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of drifting in a Sentence

  1. Richard Cohen:

    Unfortunately there are thousands of young men like (Roof) who are looking for an identity larger than themselves, we've seen a drifting away from organized white supremacy and the prevalence of lone wolf attacks.

  2. E. H. Chapin:

    To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery-into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared.

  3. Rick Meckler:

    This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.

  4. David Cameron:

    (The government) has become too focused on narrowly getting the deficit down without being able to say where that should fall other than simply on those who I think can less afford to have that fall on them, i think it is in danger of drifting in a direction that divides society rather than unites it, and that I think is unfair.

  5. Bill Ayub:

    It would be speculation to say at this point, there are a lot of currents on the lake that get up here, particularly in the afternoon. We believe it was mid-afternoon when Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP disappeared. The idea of perhaps being that the boat started drifting, it was unanchored, and that Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP mustered enough energy to get Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP son back onto the boat, but not enough to save Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP.

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