upshift

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

up- +‎ shift

Noun[edit]

upshift (plural upshifts)

  1. (automotive) A shift to a higher gear
    • 1999, Kurt Neuffer & Kurt Engelsdorf, “Transmission Control”, in Ronald K. Jurgen editor, Automotive Electronics Handbook[1], page 323:
      For example, the vehicle starts off in second gear or an upshift takes place at lower engine speeds.
  2. (sciences, engineering) A shift to a higher level, such as of frequency or growth

Verb[edit]

upshift (third-person singular simple present upshifts, present participle upshifting, simple past and past participle upshifted)

  1. (automotive) To shift to a higher gear
    You can upshift to second gear once the car is moving.
  2. (sciences, engineering) To shift to a higher level, such as of frequency or growth rate
    The frequency of the light is upshifted.

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