shear vs. sheer – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Shear

Definition:

(physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

Examples:

the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram

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Sheer

Definition:

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

Examples:

got the job through sheer persistence

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