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English definition of “shift”

shift

noun [C]
 
 
/ʃɪft/
CHANGE a change in something: There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion on this matter.Change and changes
WORK B2 a period of work in a place such as a factory or hospital: afternoon/night shift He works an eight-hour shift.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace
COMPUTER (also shift key) the key on a computer keyboard which allows you to create a capital letter (= a large letter of the alphabet used at the beginning of sentences and names)Computer hardware
(Definition of shift noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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