from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of shunt.
- n. connecting an electrical component in parallel with another, the current being divided between them
- n. the manipulation of railway rolling stock into different combinations or onto different tracks
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. Switching
- v. Arbitrage conducted between certain local markets without the necessity of the exchange involved in foreign arbitrage.
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Families must understand that fetal bladder shunting is only a temporary measure, and more detailed evaluation and surgical therapy will be necessary after birth.
This involved crossing a part of the line where there were several sidings and branch lines, on which a good deal of pushing of trucks and carriages to and fro -- that is "shunting" -- was going on.
"Politicians like the idea of shunting it all to commissions, or to the attorney general, to anybody else but themselves,"
He did not perceive, branching from the column down which his finger ran, a small twist, called a shunting-line, inserted at a particular place, to imply that at that point the train was divided into two.
There's no registry of people who are coming through, if they're sort of having them enter, and then kind of shunting them onto the next thing.
But AdMob isn't about to sit down and take that kind of shunting; in a blog post today, AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui called the move "not in the best interests of users or developers."
I have 3 bludgeonings scheduled for Thursday, a routine decapitation on Friday, and I'll be "shunting" all weekend!
This trilogy not only features the regeneration of Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor into Peter Davidson’s Fifth Doctor, but also (particularly in Logopolis and Castrovalva uses some concepts that you would normally expect to find in a hard science fiction novel, such as shunting excess entropy into another universe; having a TARDIS inside a TARDIS and the Escher-esque structure of Castrovalva.
This shunting aside of the realists in favor of the fabulists has different effects on different industries at different times.
It is responsible for shunting glucose into cells and keeps the level of glucose in the blood at a constant level.