displacement[dis plās′mənt, dis′-]
- Displacement is defined as the act of moving someone or something from one position to another or the measurement of the volume replaced by something else.
- An example of displacement is when war requires people to move from their homes due to the danger.
- An example of displacement is the weight of the water that is replaced by an ocean liner.
This refugee camp is an example of displacement.
- a displacing or being displaced
- the weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating object; specif., the weight of water, in long tons, displaced by a ship
- the volume displaced by a stroke of a piston
- the difference between a later position of a thing and its original position
- Geol. the relative movement of rock strata on the two sides of a fault
- Psychiatry a defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
- a. The act of displacing.b. The condition of having been displaced.
- Chemistry A reaction in which an atom, radical, ion, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
- Physics a. A vector or the magnitude of a vector from the initial position to a subsequent position assumed by a body.b. The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
- The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.
- Geology a. The relative movement between the two sides of a fault.b. The distance between the two sides of a fault. Also called dislocation.
- Psychiatry A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
- The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
- The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
- (chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
- (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
- (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
From French déplacement.