Definition of shifting in English:

shifting

adjective

  • Changing, especially unpredictably.

    ‘diverse districts with shifting demographics’
    • ‘Here scenes, film images and chance encounters will merge, transform and dissolve before you like a constantly shifting hallucinatory dream.’
    • ‘This is an amazing, and amazingly depressing, novella of the rise and fall of an alien society around a shifting religious myth.’
    • ‘This shifting focus in higher education illustrates the need to understand what motivates students to learn.’
    • ‘In all communal life there is a shifting balance between public and private activities.’
    • ‘An ox grazed a corner of the grounds; the repetitive dull tank of its copper bell rode the shifting wind.’
    • ‘From shifting populations to the "brain drain" to the farm crisis of the 1980s, we've faced some tough times.’
    • ‘Girlfriend Emma and best mate Danny, meanwhile, chart the shifting balance of hopes and fears of friends and family.’
    • ‘The immediate impact of the shifting policies will vary across the state.’
    • ‘Shifting consumer demand is at the heart of this evolution.’
    • ‘As the fund manager, MDL engaged in such transactions as a means of capitalizing on shifting market conditions.’
    • ‘Not to gloss over a comprehensive and really well-illustrated history, but I was most interested in his characterisation of the shifting relationship between humans and machines.’
    • ‘People boarded and got off the boat at different cities, so we were always working with a shifting team.’
    • ‘Like product success in a perpetually shifting marketplace, power accrues to those with their finger on the present pulse.’
    • ‘Since their 1988 debut, the band has survived a decade and a half of shifting music scenes and neglect from the wider music world.’
    • ‘The production sounds great and the music is very interesting, with shifting rhythms and moods.’
    • ‘More than ever, culture and identity create constantly shifting borders.’
    • ‘You're going to see shifting trends all the time.’
    • ‘This year, there was evidence of shifting priorities.’
    • ‘It has left Rees with what she describes as "shifting emotional darkness".’
    • ‘The wars were chaotic, an impenetrable series of vicious contests between shifting clan alliances.’
    variable, inconstant, varying, changing, shifting, fluctuating, irregular, erratic, wavering, vacillating, inconsistent, fluid, floating, unsteady, unfixed, uneven, unstable, unsettled, turbulent, movable, mutable, chameleon-like
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Pronunciation:

shifting

/ˈSHiftiNG/