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drift

 [drift]
1. slow movement away from the normal or original position.
2. a chance variation, as in gene frequency from one generation to another; the smaller the population, the greater are the random variations.
antigenic drift relatively minor changes in the antigenic structure of a virus strain, probably resulting from natural selection of variants circulating among an immune or partially immune population. See also antigenic shift.
ulnar drift ulnar deviation.

drift

(drift),
1. A gradual movement, as from an original position.
2. A gradual change in the value of a random variable over time as a result of various factors, some random and some systematic effects of trend, manipulation, etc.

drift

Orthopedics See Pronator drift Virology Antigenic drift, see there.

drift

(drift)
1. A gradual movement, as from an original position.
2. A gradual change in the value of a random variable over time as a result of various factors, some random and some systematic effects of trend or manipulation.

drift

see RANDOM GENETIC DRIFT.

drift

(drift)
In dentistry, movement of teeth usually medially due to loss of adjacent teeth or wear of proximal surfaces.
Synonym(s): mesial drift, migrating teeth.
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Driftwood Hospitality Management is a leading hotel management company currently operating approximately 70 hotels with more than 13,000 rooms throughout the United States and Costa Rica.
According to the company's president and CEO Meg Gentle, it will begin construction in 2019 and deliver the first LNG from the Driftwood project in 2023.
Driftwood LNG is a proposed ~27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility that will be located near Lake Charles, Louisiana on the U.S.
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This gas project includes the acquisition of competitive gas production in the US to the delivery of LNG to international markets from the Driftwood LNG terminal.
Eventually, my husband constructed a special plastic-bag dryer out of driftwood that we gathered at one of our favorite vacation beaches.
The American singer plays a chicken called Noleen for a special episode in the new series of Belfast firm Sixteen South's animation Lily's Driftwood Bay.
When I saw the photo, a giclee print with a scene of the lighthouse just before sunset and with a flock of gulls overhead, I knew just the kind of frame I wanted: a rustic, reclaimed, or driftwood frame with natural tones to complement the tones in the beachscape.