Drift is a slow change and may refer specifically to:
In the literal sense of a change in position of a body:
- Drifting (motorsport), which is a sport where drivers intentionally induce oversteer, to be judged on their technique. refers to a driving technique and to a motor sport where the driver intentionally skids the rear tires through turns preserving vehicle control and a high exit speed
- Drift (railroad), which in railroading is the cutting off of power and using inertia alone to maintain forward movement. The vis insita or innate force of matter is a power of resisting by which every body as much as in it lies endeavors to preserve in its present state whether it be of rest or of moving
- The condition where a motor vehicle's rear wheels slip at a greater angle than the front wheels; see oversteer. Oversteer is a phenomenon that can occur in an Automobile which is attempting to turn
- Intentional use of oversteer for faster cornering in low road surface traction conditions; see Opposite lock
- Ice drift: drift of sea ice
- Snow drift: a deposit of snow created by the wind
In science and technology:
- Drift (linguistics): the variation of speech. Opposite lock, also commonly known as counter-steering, is a colloquial term used to mean the deliberate use of Oversteer to turn a vehicle rapidly without losing Ice drift is movement of Ice. An important type of ice drift it drift of the Sea ice, i Sea ice is formed from Ocean water that freezes Because the Oceans consist of Saltwater, this occurs at about -1 A snowdrift is a deposit of Snow created by Wind into a mound during Snowstorms They resemble Sand dunes and are formed in a similar manner There are two types of Linguistic drift, a Unidirectional Short-term and Cyclic Long-term drift Short-term unidirectional
- Drift (telecommunication): the slow long-term variation of an attribute or value of a system or device. In Telecommunication, a drift is a comparatively long-term change in an attribute value or operational parameter of a System or equipment
- In plasma physics, drift is the motion of the guiding center of a particle. In Physics and Chemistry, plasma is an Ionized Gas, in which a certain proportion of Electrons are free rather than being bound In many cases of practical interest the motion in a Magnetic field of an electrically charged particle (such as an Electron or Ion in a plasma
- Drift mining: a nearly horizontal underground tunnel. Drift mining is a method of accessing valuable geological material such as Coal, by cutting into the side of the earth rather than tunneling straight downwards (see Shaft
- Drift (geology): Organic or inorganic debris transported and deposited by or from ice, especially by or from a glacier. In Geology, drift is transported rock debris overlying the solid Bedrock.
- Genetic drift: mechanism of evolution that change the characteristics of species over time. In Population genetics, genetic drift is the accumulation of random events that change the makeup of a gene pool slightly but often compound over time
- Clock drift: a phenomenon where a clock does not run in the exact right speed compared to another clock. Clock drift refers to several related phenomena where a Clock does not run at the exact right speed compared to another clock
- Drift (fluid mechanics): the permanent displacement of fluid particles in an inviscid fluid owing to their kinematic motion when a body passes through it.
- Continental drift
- A Punch (engineering) used to align parts
In geography (In South Africa, drift is a synonym for ford):
- Pont Drift on the Limpopo River on the road between South Africa and Botswana. Continental drift is the movement of the Earth 's Continents relative to each other The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa A ford is a place in a Watercourse (most commonly a stream or River) that is shallow enough to be crossed by wading on Horseback or in a wheeled The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa The Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana is a Landlocked nation in Southern Africa.
- Rorke's Drift, which is the site of 1879 battle between British and Zulu forces. Rorke's Drift was a mission station in Natal, South Africa, situated near a natural ford (drift on the Buffalo River at. Year 1879 ( MDCCCLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The Zulu ( IsiZulu: amaZulu) are the largest South African ethnic group of an estimated 10-11 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal
- Mostert's Drift, near Jonkershoek, on the Eerste River at Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch (ˈstɛlənbɒs is the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape Province, South Africa after Cape Town, and is situated
- Muldersdrift, near Johannesburg on the road between Krugersdorp and Pretoria. Johannesburg ( Pronounced /jō-hān'ĭs-bûrg'/ is the largest city in South Africa. Krugersdorp ( Afrikaans for Kruger's town is a mining city in the West Rand of Gauteng, South Africa. Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa.
- Velddrif, which is a town on the west coast Bergrivier Local Municipality. Bergrivier Municipality is a municipality located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
- Xuka Drift on the upper reaches of the Mbashe River near Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape. Ngcobo is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, previously known as Engcobo town. The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho.
- Drift, Cornwall: a village – Drift Reservoir is nearby
- Drift (album) is the fifth album by Flotsam and Jetsam. Drift is a village in the Civil parish of Sancreed in the Penwith district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. Drift Reservoir is a Reservoir in Penwith district Cornwall, UK, just north of Drift village southwest of Penzance. Drift is the fifth album by Flotsam and Jetsam released on April 25, 1995. Flotsam And Jetsam is a Thrash metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983.
- Drift (Doctor Who), a Doctor Who 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 is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC.
- Drift (2000 film), a Canadian film written and directed by Quentin Lee. This article primarily discusses cinema in English Canada For information on French Canadian cinema see also Cinema of Quebec. Quentin Lee 李孟熙 (b 1971 Hong Kong) is a Gay film writer and director
- Drift series, an ongoing series of Japanese film written and directed by Futoshi Jinno, debuting in 2006
- Drifting (film), a 1923 film directed by Tod Browning
See also: The cinema of Japan (日本映画 Drifting is a 1923 Drama film directed by Tod Browning. Cast Priscilla Dean - Cassie Cook / Lucille Tod Browning ( July 12, 1880 &ndash October 6, 1962) was an American motion picture Actor, director Driftwood is Wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea or river by the action of winds tides waves or man
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- The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
- A place, also known as a ford, along a river where the water is shallow enough to permit oxen or sheep to be driven to the opposite side.
- Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting.
- 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.
- That which is driven, forced, or urged along
- Anything driven at random.
- 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 drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
- The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments.
- 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.
- In South Africa, a ford in a river.
- A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach.
- A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
- A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles.
- A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel.
- The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
- The angle which the line of a ship's motion makes with the meridian, in drifting.
- The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes.
- 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 distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
- The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
- A sideways movement of the ball through the air, when bowled by a spin bowler.
- driftwood included in flotsam washed up onto the beach.
- Drift (see Wikipedia). The material left behind by the retreat of continental glaciers. It buries former river valleys and creates young river valleys. The Driftless Area, a geographical area of North America, was unglaciated for the past 510 million years. Mass noun.
- To move slowly, pushed by currents of water, air, etc
- To move haphazardly without any destination.
- To deviate gently from the intended direction of travel.
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