Displacement meaning

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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.

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The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.
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A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object.
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A chemical reaction in which an atom, radical, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
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A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
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The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
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A displacing or being displaced.
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The relative movement of rock strata on the two sides of a fault.
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The volume displaced by a single stroke of a piston in an engine or pump.
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The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
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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.
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(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.
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(physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
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(fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
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A reaction in which an atom, radical, ion, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
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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.
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The difference between a later position of a thing and its original position.
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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.
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Origin of displacement

  • From French déplacement.

    From Wiktionary