Definition of shifting in English:

shifting

Line breaks: shift|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪftɪŋ
 
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adjective

Changing, especially unpredictably: diverse districts with shifting demographics
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Since their 1988 debut, the band has survived a decade and a half of shifting music scenes and neglect from the wider music world.
  • It has left Rees with what she describes as "shifting emotional darkness".

Phrases

shifting sands

Used in reference to something that is constantly changing, especially unpredictably: whether something is accepted depends upon the shifting sands of taste
More example sentences
  • "That idea is built on the shifting sands of biology," says Sullivan.
  • The religious history, while provocative, is built on shifting sands.
  • Clan alliances are built on shifting sands.

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