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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The department is working closely with the Department of Social Development and other partners to oversee the smooth function shift of the migration of the responsibility for ECD centres from Social Development to Basic Education, and proceed with the process towards two years of compulsory ECD for all children before they enter Grade 1.
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.
This function shift has occurred because of the pressing need to squeeze profits from every available source.
* The adjustment budget also provide for the function shift of Traffic Management, adding R331 thousand to the Department of Safety, Security and Liaison.
[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.
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.
This rhetoric paralleled the changing demographics; as more adolescents entered high school, its function shifted from that of an elite institution to that of an institution for the socialization of the great majority of American youth.
Consequently, the reduced-form illegal harvesting function shifts only as a result of direct effects, that is to say, changes in the parameters, a, b, Q, and T, and not through changes in E.