seismic shift

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of seismic shift

:a great change
  • The discovery caused a seismic shift in public attitudes.

Word by Word Definitions

seismic play
  1. : of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake

  2. : of or relating to a vibration on a celestial body (such as the moon) comparable to a seismic event on earth

  3. : having a strong or widespread impact : earthshaking

shift play
  1. : to exchange for or replace by another : change

  2. : to change the place, position, or direction of : move

  3. : to make a change in (place)

  1. : a means or device for effecting an end

  2. : a deceitful or underhand scheme : dodge

  3. : an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances : extremity


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