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 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,
The easy-to-use slide function shifts the 1,536 well plate in order to have access to all four quadrants with a 384-channel pipetting head.
Therefore, according to Markowitz, as the wealth of a person increases his utility function shifts horizontally.
If their function shifts to carbon storage, logging is likely to shift back to native forests.
Much is known about the impacts of distribution function shifts on expected values and on optimal choices.
Toniolo is the only one which presents an empirical growth model which explicitly estimates the portions of GDP per capita growth due to pure-Solow production function shifts, scale economies, market-power shifts, and varying utilization of inputs.
The result will be more effort used in both production activities, so the reduced-form illegal harvesting function shifts upwards, [h.
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.