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Definition 1: the act of moving from one place to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shifting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his constant shifting disrupted the class

Synonyms for shifting in the sense of this definition

(shifting is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

Definition 2: (of soil) unstable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shifting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shifting sands
  • unfirm earth

Synonyms for shifting in the sense of this definition

(shifting is similar to ...) not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

"loose gravel"

Definition 3: changing position or direction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shifting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drifted into the shifting crowd
  • their nervous shifting glances
  • shifty winds

Synonyms for shifting in the sense of this definition

(shifting is similar to ...) subject to change or variation

"her unsteady walk" "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine" "an unsteady voice"

Definition 4: continuously varying - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shifting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • taffeta with shifting colors

(shifting is similar to ...) liable to or capable of change

"rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable" "variable winds" "variable expenses"

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