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English definition of “shift”

shift

noun [C] (CHANGE)    /ʃɪft/
C1 a change in position or direction: a shift in the wind/temperature The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences. There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion towards peaceful negotiations.Change and changes
(Definition of shift noun (CHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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