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Drift is a slow change and may refer specifically to:

In the literal sense of a change in position of a body:

  • Drifting (motorsport), which is a sport where drivers intentionally induce oversteer, to be judged on their technique
  • Drift (railroad), which in railroading is the cutting-off of power and using inertia alone to maintain forward movement
  • The condition where a motor vehicle's rear wheels slip at a greater angle than the front wheels; see oversteer
  • Intentional use of oversteer for faster cornering in low road surface traction conditions; see Opposite lock
  • Ice drift: drift of sea ice
  • Snowdrift: a deposit of snow created by the wind

In science and technology:

In geography (In South Africa, drift is a synonym for ford):

In culture:

See also:


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