seismic shift

Definition of seismic shift

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  of or relating to an earth vibration caused by something else (as an explosion or the impact of a meteorite)

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

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

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

    :  to make a change in (place)

  1. :  a means or device for effecting an end

    :  a deceitful or underhand scheme :  dodge

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

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to criticize severely

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