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Definition of Drift

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Adit Ad"it, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad + ire to go.] 1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel. 2. Admission; approach; access. [R.] Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson.
Drift
Drift Drift, n. 1. (Phys. Geog.) One of the slower movements of oceanic circulation; a general tendency of the water, subject to occasional or frequent diversion or reversal by the wind; as, the easterly drift of the North Pacific. 2. (A["e]ronautics) The horizontal component of the pressure of the air on the sustaining surfaces of a flying machine. The lift is the corresponding vertical component, which sustains the machine in the air.
Drift
Drift Drift, v. t. 1. To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body. --J. H. Newman. 2. To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand. 3. (Mach.) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
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Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. Drift anchor. See Sea anchor, and also Drag sail, under Drag, n. Drift epoch (Geol.), the glacial epoch. Drift net, a kind of fishing net. Drift sail. Same as Drag sail. See under Drag, n.

Meaning of Drift from wikipedia

- Drift or Drifts may refer to: Drift, Cornwall, a village in Cornwall, England Drift Reservoir Drift, Kentucky, an unincorporated community in the United...
- Continental drift is the theory that the Earth's continents have moved over geologic time relative to each other, thus appearing to have "drifted" across...
- The Drift is the thirteenth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released on the 8 May 2006 and reached number 51 on the UK Albums...
- The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. The successful defence of the mission...
- Genetic drift (also known as allelic drift or the Sewall Wright effect) is the change in the frequency of an existing gene variant (allele) in a po****tion...
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 action adventure film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the third installment...
- In metalworking, a drift pin, drift pin punch, slave pin, simply drift, or even pokey bit is the name for a tool used for enlarging holes, or aligning...
- Drifting may refer to: Drifting (motorsport) Pipe drift or drifting, measuring a pipe's inner roundness Drifting (1923 film), a 1923 film directed by Tod...
- In physics a drift velocity is the average velocity attained by charged particles, such as electrons, in a material due to an electric field. In general...
- Longs**** drift from longs**** current is a geological process that consists of the transportation of sediments (clay, silt, pebbles, sand and shingle)...
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