Definition of seismic shift
: a great change The discovery caused a seismic shift in public attitudes.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to exchange for or replace by another : change
: to change the place, position, or direction of : move
: to make a change in (place)
: 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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