Shifting meaning

Shifting meaning

The word shifting describes something that is taking a new direction either physically or in thought. If you’ve recently decided that the earth may be round, you are shifting from a flat-Earth viewpoint to a round-Earth one.

Shifting can be used in several senses, but the constant in all of them is change and movement. For example, shifting can describe moving earth: it is usually a bad idea to build your house on a plot of shifting land. The word can also refer to something that is regularly changing: Your friend whose favorite music regularly alternates from heavy metal to jazz to Chinese opera? She has a shifting taste in music.

Definitions of shifting
  1. adjective

    changing position or direction

    “he drifted into the
    shifting crowd”
    “their nervous
    shifting glances”

    synonyms:shifty   unsteady   subject to change or variation

  2. adjective

    continuously varying   “taffeta with shifting colors”

    Synonyms:variable  liable to or capable of change.
  3. adjective

    (of soil) unstable shifting sands”

    synonyms:unfirm loose

    not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
  4. noun

    the act of moving from one place to another
    “his constant shifting disrupted the class”

    synonyms:shift see moresee less

    type of:  motion, move, movement

     the act of changing location from one place to another
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