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English definition of “drift”
/drɪft/ noun [S or U]
› FINANCE a slow change in value, with no particular control over direction: an upward/downward drift in sth The downward drift in copper prices looks set to continue.
› a slow development or change from one situation to another: drift away from sth The company is not seeing evidence of any drift away from its premium brands.drift to/toward sth There has been general unease about the drift toward a culture of selling, marketing, and consumerism.
› a slow movement from one place to another: a drift from sth to sth The population drift from the cities to the suburbs adds significantly to car use. → See also wage drift