shape-shift
intransitive verb see shape-shifter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shape-shifter — noun Date: 1887 one that seems able to change form or identity at will; especially a mythical figure that can assume different forms (as of animals) • shape shift intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Shape-based postage pricing — On May 14, 2007, the United States Postal Service (USPS) implemented a rate and structure change to combat rising processing costs. In addition to increasing their current postage rates, the USPS unveiled a major structural change to the way… …   Wikipedia

  • shape-up — noun Date: 1940 a system of hiring workers and especially longshoremen by the day or shift by having applicants gather for each day s selection; also an instance of such hiring practice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shape-shifting — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: shifting from gerund of shift : a change of physical form brought about by or as if by supernatural means …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magnetic shape-memory alloy — Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs), or ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs), are ferromagnetic materials which exhibit large strains under the influence of an applied magnetic field due to martensitic phase transformation. Magnetic shape… …   Wikipedia

  • High German consonant shift — High German subdivides into Upper German (green) and Central German (blue), and is distinguished from Low German (yellow) and Dutch. The main isoglosses, the Benrath and Speyer lines, are marked in black. In historical linguistics, the High… …   Wikipedia

  • Phase-shift keying — Passband modulation v · d · e Analog modulation AM · …   Wikipedia

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