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sea change

A complete transformation. The transition from using desktop computers to mobile devices represents a sea change in data management within the field of information technology.
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sea change

Fig. a major change or transformation. This is not the time for a sea change in our manufacturing division. There are too many orders at the moment.
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a sea change

LITERARY
COMMON A sea change is a complete change in someone's attitudes or behaviour. There has been a sea change in attitudes to drink-driving, thanks to greater public awareness of the problem. Note: This phrase is taken from act 1 scene 2 of Shakespeare's play `The Tempest' (1611), which begins with a storm at sea and is a tale of magic and transformation: `Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made: Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.'
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Anderson served as the opening chef de cuisine at Sea Change until he left for Nashville in 2011.
This view was echoed by Coun Audrey McMillan, vice chairman of the working group, who added: "This Sea Change programme has given us great looking public areas complete with new spaces for performances throughout the year for schools, theatre, buskers, dance and artists.
Sea Change, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, seeks to promote an environmentally conscious seafood industry.
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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in Putney Pasta as the company prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary and nationally launch a new line of all-natural Shrimp and Chicken Skillet Meals this fall," commented Jason Winship, Managing Principal of Sea Change.
A spokesperson for North Tyneside Council said: "We welcome the offer of pounds 2m funding from Sea Change to ensure the canopies of Tynemouth Station can be restored, and the exhibition areas enhanced.
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He pointed to the presence of Disney, Captain Marvel, Madame Tussaud and other entertainment wonders as a outcome of the public/private partnership that has been forged through business and tax incentive packages, a sea change in economic development approaches under Mayor Guiliani.
Davis considers decentralization another major component of this sea change in business culture.
This Series C round was lead by the Sea Change Investment Fund, a San Francisco-based fund that focuses on investments in the sustainable seafood market.
Now the decision has been made to bid for pounds 1m from the Sea Change Fund which is administered the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.
There would have to be a sea change in Latino attitudes toward Gray at this point,'' Regalado said.