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Definition

1
Shear

(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

2
Sheer

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

Examples

Got the job through sheer persistence

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