function shift

function shift

or

function change

n
1. (Grammar) grammar a change in the syntactic function of a word, as when the noun mushroom is used as an intransitive verb
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) linguistics sound change involving a realignment of the phonemic system of a language
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This happy facility, variously called conversion or function shift, endows our vocabulary with vitality, power, and a prolific source of new words.
The most common variety of function shift is the transfer of a word established as a noun into a verb.
The design and function shift also allows the sensor to operate at higher temperatures than the outgoing system.
The adjustment budget also provide for the function shift of Traffic Management, adding R331 thousand to the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison.
This function shift has occurred because of the pressing need to squeeze profits from every available source.
Delta] [equivalent to] social benefit function shift parameter,
If their function shifts to carbon storage, logging is likely to shift back to native forests.
The Instant Traction function shifts power from the front to the rear wheels at lightning speed, such as when starting from standstill on slippery or loose surfaces.
Much is known about the impacts of distribution function shifts on expected values and on optimal choices.
This is because in the pre-summer months, a boiler's primary function shifts from heating a building to supplying hot water, making it much less problematic to shut the equipment down for a few hours for a maintenance check, cleaning or repairs.
If the copier is not used for a pre-programmed amount of time, an Auto Energy Saver function shifts the 2532 Turbo into an energy-saving "stand-by" mode, and the machine requires only a short warm-up time when a user is ready to make a copy.
When the valuation parameter [Alpha] increases, player 1's reaction function shifts to the right while player 2's reaction function remains unchanged.