What does shifting mean?

Definitions for shifting
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shift, shiftingadjective

    the act of moving from one place to another

    "his constant shifting disrupted the class"

  2. shiftingadjective

    continuously varying

    "taffeta with shifting colors"

  3. shifting, shiftyadjective

    changing position or direction

    "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds"

  4. shifting, unfirmadjective

    (of soil) unstable

    "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth"

Wiktionary

  1. shiftingnoun

    A shift; a shifting movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shifting

    of Shift

  2. Shiftingadjective

    changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles

  3. Shiftingadjective

    adapted or used for shifting anything

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of shifting in a Sentence

  1. Angela Merkel:

    We have had to witness a shifting of borders in Europe, the annexation of Crimea and the questioning of territorial integrity – a core part of Europe's post-war model. The apparent right of whoever is strongest trumped the strength of law, russia has breached and is still breaching international law...neighboring states are suddenly no longer partner countries but spheres of influence.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    Trade developments have been up and down and then up, I guess, back up perhaps over the course of this interview, i do believe our shifting to a more accommodative stance over the course of the year has been one of the reasons why the outlook has remained favorable.

  3. The Texas senator:

    Donald Trump could end up exceeding 50 percent of the vote in the GOP race, which would be a first for Donald Trump in any state and give Donald Trump a shot at claiming all 95 of the state's delegates. Incoming returns show him with roughly 62 percent. Fox News projects that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will place second in the state, leaving Texas Sen. Cruz to finish third.Cruz, though, has all along downplayed Trump’s New York performance as expected in Ohio Gov. John Kasich home state. The latest headlines on the 2016 elections from the biggest name in politics. See Latest Fox News also projects that Democrat Hillary Clinton will defeat Vermont Sen. Sanders in New York on the Democratic side. Primary front-runners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both were seeking big rebound victories Tuesday after recent campaign setbacks. Texas Sen. Cruz has complicated Trump's path to the nomination by winning in recent contests like Wisconsin, and getting allies elected to several states' delegate slates. On the Democratic side, Sanders had been on a winning streak up until Tuesday -- claiming victory in seven of the eight prior contests. Whether Donald Trump and Clinton's performance Tuesday will be enough for either to wrap up the race in the coming weeks remains an open question. While the primary map seems to be shifting in the near-term to friendly territory for the front-runners, Trump in particular still faces a tough path to clinching the nomination pre-convention if his rivals choose to stay and fight. Texas Sen. Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State and showed no signs of throwing in the towel. The Texas senator was already looking ahead on the primary calendar, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    We are living in a world of transition where a shifting of power dynamics is taking place, which means our friendship and partnership with countries like Fiji, in our own backyard, is even more important.

  5. Tom Burton:

    It’s very complex with the tide and the current, together with the shifting winds inside Guanabara Bay, and having big mountains surrounding it, like Sugarloaf, it’s quite complex, only having one day on each of the courses, you’ve really got to perform.

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