Definitions for "DrIFT "
A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice.
A general term for all rock debris transported from one place and deposited in another, and distinguished from solid bedrock.
Generic term for any glacial deposit
Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting.
That which is driven, forced, or urged along
A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like.
A driving; a violent movement.
Anything driven at random.
A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles.
The expected value of a random function, it may be constant or it may depend on the coordinates of the location. In order for a random function to be stationary, second-order stationary or to satisfy the Intrinsic Hypothesis; the drift must be a constant. The drift is a characteristic of a random function and not of data.
slow change of a metrological characteristic of a measuring instrument.
The variation over a period of time in device output when the input parameter is fixed. Temperature change is a common cause of drift.
A controlled, four-wheel slide through a turn, to get a car line up for a straightaway with a minimum of steering.
To cause a vehicle to exceed its tires' limits of adhesion, exhibiting a lateral slip, resulting in an oversteered condition.
Partial loss of traction resulting in the car sliding slightly wide of where you point it. This can be the fastest way through a corner, provided that you maintain mostly forward momentum and only deviate from the direction your tires are pointed by about 6-12%. Slicks can maintain speed at a higher slip angle than street tires. Rule of thumb: if you are going more sideways than forward, or losing speed, you are drifting too much. If you aren't drifting at all, you are going too slow.
When the odds on a team or individual LENGTHEN, they are said to have DRIFTED or be "on the DRIFT."
(Also, Ease) Odds that 'Lengthen', are said to have drifted, or be 'On The Drift'.
A price drifts if the odds get longer, eg from 3-1 to 4-1. This will happen if bets are preferentially placed on other horses in the book.
A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards"
Droplets, dust or granules floating through the air due to a breeze or light wind.
Also referred to as "windage" or "carryover" - Water lost from the tower as liquid droplets carried out by the exhaust air; usually expressed as a percentage of the circulation rate. "Drift eliminators" cut down "drift".
Water lost as liquid droplets entrained in the exhaust air. It is independent of water lost by evaporation. Units may be in lbs./hr. or percentage of circulating water flow. Drift eliminators control this loss.
the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
Gradual departure of instrument output from the correct value.
The change in accuracy of a pressure reading over time. A transducer/transmitter can gradually go out of calibration after continued use which is called "drift". The amount of drift experienced by a transducer / transmitter may or may not have an effect on the customers' application. If little or no drift is a major requirement for your customer, be sure to note this, so the correct unit can be supplied.
The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
The angle which the line of a ship's motion makes with the meridian, in drifting.
Motion of carriers caused by an electric field
DrIFT is a type sensitive preprocessor for Haskell. It extracts type declarations and directives from modules and applies rules to them which generate code. It is intended that the user can add new rules as required. DrIFT automates instance derivation for classes that aren't supported by the standard compilers.
The condition caused by failure of the airplane to follow the intended flightline due to crosswinds although the nose of the aircraft is pointed in the right direction. Indicated in vertical photography by the photographs creating a stairstep pattern along the flightline.
Keywords:  leela, bbc, simon, fiction, novel
Drift is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor and Leela.
( link / ) Taking an idea or rules element from one RPG and incorporating it into a different RPG. For example, importing the critical hit rules from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay into D&D.
The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.
The angle between the heading (bearing) and the track (course) made good.
wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
When the price of one selection moves out because the bookmaker has seen little action on it.
When the price of one outcome gets longer, usually because the bookmaker has had little or no interest in it.
When the price of a selection moves out (gets bigger), often due to a lack of support. That selection is said to be “on the drift”.
a force that moves something along
move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
A gauge used to check minimum ID of loops, flowlines, nipples, tubing, casing, drill pipe, and drill collars.
minimum ID clearance verified by pulling a mandrel of known size through a length of pipe
Keywords:  flotsam, jetsam, album, april, fifth
Drift is the fifth album by Flotsam and Jetsam released on April 25, 1995.
Keywords:  bowler, crooked, approach, foul, walks
The movement in a bowler's approach from right to left or from left to right. Drifts can result in arriving on the same board at the foul line that the bowler starts from at his address, or it can result in a significant difference from where the bowler started.
When a bowler walks in a curved or crooked line during his or her approach.
live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
Keywords:  freefall, jumper, blown, tidal, current
The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body.
The amount a jumper is blown away from the spot during a freefall by unusually strong upper air currents (one of the many factors that go into spotting).
a tapered steel pin used to open up or size a malleable piece of metal
a length of steel wire fitted with eyelets at both ends for use in rigging.
see legget (strictly a combed wheat tool with a wooden grooved face)
Refers to the controlled momentum of a puck on the attacker's side of the table. Drifts are primarily used to disguise attacks, by releasing the puck at different points in the drift and by striking the puck at angles that differ from the drift. The "Circle (diamond) drift" and "L-drift" are two of the more commonly used drifts.
Keywords:  flown, piers, tackle, london, distance
The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
The distance between a flown object and the barrel that supports it. Submitted by Piers from London, UK.
Keywords:  drogue, navigation, parts
Navigation Drogue Parts
A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
Keywords:  ford, river, debris, africa, floating
In South Africa, a ford in a river.
Alternative term for "debris" that is floating on or through a river.
Keywords:  creep, see
Temporal variation of detector response.
Long-time variations in the base-level or calibration of an instrument.
Small variations in a measured parameter over a period of time.
general meaning or tenor; "caught the drift of the conversation"
be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward"
Fluctuations in gene frequencies which tend to occur in small isolated populations.
The difference in signal seen from one side of the plate to the other. This is often due to a delay in the addition of reagents. The left side of the plate (where reagents were added first) will have longer for the binding reaction to occur than the right side of the plate. This can generally be avoided by adding reagents in a timely manner without interruption.
Keywords:  sheer, scroll, waisted, rail, deep
The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece.
The problem of a thermostat temperature setting shifting away from its initial set point.
Keywords:  enlarge, hole, shape
To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
or cloud- Areas of minerals, masses of color, maintaining a directional flow.
Keywords:  exposure, type, see
see " Type of Exposure"
Keywords:  timing, see
(see: Timing Drift).