Random movement of a tooth to a position of greater stability.

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  • Drifting — may mean: Drifting (motorsport) In film: Drifting (film), a 1923 film directed by Tod Browning Drifting (1983 film), the first Israeli gay themed film In music: Drifting, a song by Jimi Hendrix on his album The Cry of Love Drifting (Salmonella… …   Wikipedia

  • drifting — index discursive (digressive), moving (in motion), shifting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Drifting — Drift Drift, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drifting}.] 1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east. [1913 Webster] We …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drifting — adjective Having the property of moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces. The drifting seaweed went where ever the currents pushed it …   Wiktionary

  • drifting — adj. Drifting is used with these nouns: ↑sand, ↑snow …   Collocations dictionary

  • drifting — I noun aimless wandering from place to place • Derivationally related forms: ↑drift • Hypernyms: ↑wandering, ↑roving, ↑vagabondage II adjective continually changing especially as from one abode or …   Useful english dictionary

  • drifting — Synonyms and related words: ascending, axial, back, back flowing, backward, circumforaneous, descending, discursive, divagatory, down trending, downward, errant, flitting, floating, flowing, fluent, flying, footloose, footloose and fancy free,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drifting — adj. floating on the surface of a lake or sea or other body of water; changing successively especially from one dwelling place or occupation to another drɪft n. movement, direction, tendency; something which has accumulated due to the force of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drifting — Moving with the wind. The movement of cattle undirected by man, often prompted by weather conditions. In mining parlance, taking earth, gravel, or ore from a position made accessible by means of a tunnel. It is not the same as running a tunnel,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Drifting in Silence — is the name of a longstanding ambient and industrial musical project undertaken by multi instrumentalist and composer Derrick Stembridge. Stembridge chose the name as a description of the feeling evoked by the music, intended to create the… …   Wikipedia

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