drift

  1. a force that moves something along
  2. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
  3. a process of linguistic change over a period of time
  4. something heaped up by the wind or current
  5. a general tendency as of opinion
  6. general meaning or tenor
  7. (mining) a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
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drift

1. an ocean current's speed of motion. 2. an observed change, usually uncontrolled, in meter performance, meter factor, etc., that occurs over a period of time. v:1. to move slowly out of alignment, off center, or out of register. 2. gauge or measure pipe by means of a mandrel passed through it to ensure the passage of tools, pumps, and so on.

Drift

A strategic grouping of plants in the landscape forming a drift.
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Drift

An archaic term for heterogeneous sediment (presumed to be deposited by drifting icebergs, perhaps in Noah's flood!). Includes and retained in stratified drift, but not in till.
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Drift

When the odds of a horse increase or ease.[2][6]
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Drift

• (n.) A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel. • (v. i.) To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east. • (n.) That which is driven, forced, or urged along &bu...
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drift

(1) the driving of cattle to one place on an appointed day to determine ownership (P 205); the gathering, impounding, registration and temporary clearance of all commoners
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drift

(1) the driving of cattle to one place on an appointed day to determine ownership (P 205); the gathering, impounding, registration and temporary clearance of all commoners
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Drift

(Also, Ease) Odds that 'Lengthen', are said to have drifted, or be 'On The Drift'.
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drift

(drift) slow movement away from the normal or original position. a chance variation, as in gene frequency from one generation to another; the smaller the population, the greater the chance of random variations. antigenic drift relatively minor changes in the antigenic ...
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drift

(from the article `continental landform`) Theoretical matters were complicated further by suggestions during the 19th century that iceberg rafting of gravel during Noah`s Flood accounted for ...
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drift

(from the article `geomagnetic field`) Azimuthal drift is produced by two effects: a decrease in the strength of the main field away from the Earth and a curvature of magnetic field lines. ... ...instabilities are related to different periodicities in particle motion. Typical examples are bounce resonance of waves with particles traveli...
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drift

(from the article `navigation`) The angle between the heading of the aircraft and its track along the ground was known as the drift angle because it resulted from the drifting ...
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drift

movement noun a general tendency to change (as of opinion); `not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book`; `a broad movement of the electorate to the right`
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drift

purport noun the pervading meaning or tenor; `caught the general drift of the conversation`
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drift

(glacial) A collective term for all the rock, sand, and clay that is transported and deposited by a glacier either as till or as outwash.
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Drift

[linguistics] There are two types of linguistic drift, a unidirectional short-term and cyclic long-term drift. ==Short-term unidirectional drift== According to Sapir, drift is the unconscious change in natural language. He gives the example Whom did you see? which is grammatically correct but is generally replaced by Who did you see? Struct...
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Drift

[telecommunication] In telecommunication, a drift is a comparatively long-term change in an attribute, value, or operational parameter of a system or equipment. The drift should be characterized, such as `diurnal frequency drift` and `output level drift.` Drift is usually undesirable and unidirectional, but may be bidirectional, cyclic, or ...
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Drift

[Transformers] Drift is the name of three different fictional characters in the Transformers franchise. For trademark reasons, toys related to the character are marketed under the name Autobot Drift. ==Transformers: Armada== Drift is the name of the Mini-Con Dirt Boss in the Japanese version of Transformers: Armada. ==Transformers: Generati...
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Drift

Drift adjective That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. Drift anchor . See Sea anchor , and also Drag sail , under Drag , noun -...
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Drift

Drift intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Drifted ; present participle & verbal noun Drifting .] 1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft dr...
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Drift

Drift noun [ From drive ; akin to LG. & Dutch drift a driving, Icelandic drift snowdrift, Danish drift , impulse, drove, herd, pasture, common, German trift pasturage, drove. See Drive .] 1. A driving; a violent movement. « The dragon drew him ...
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Drift

Drift transitive verb 1. To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body. J. H. Newman. 2. To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand. 3. (Machinery) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
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Drift

A change of a reading or a set point value over long periods due to several factors including change in ambient temperature, time, and line voltage.
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Drift

A curved, soft-edged clump of plants; the most attractive, naturalistic planting pattern for large flowerbeds and borders.
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