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Definitions for displacement
dɪsˈpleɪs məntdis·place·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplanting, displacementnoun

    act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

  2. shift, displacementnoun

    an event in which something is displaced without rotation

  3. translation, displacementnoun

    the act of uniform movement

  4. displacement, displacement reactionnoun

    (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

  5. displacementnoun

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

  6. displacement, deracinationnoun

    to move something from its natural environment

  7. displacementnoun

    act of removing from office or employment

Wiktionary

  1. displacementnoun

    The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.

    Etymology: From déplacement.

  2. displacementnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From déplacement.

  3. displacementnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From déplacement.

  4. displacementnoun

    Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.

    Etymology: From déplacement.

  5. displacementnoun

    A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.

    Etymology: From déplacement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Displacementnoun

    the act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dplacement.]

  2. Displacementnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dplacement.]

  3. Displacementnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dplacement.]

Freebase

  1. Displacement

    In fluid mechanics, displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid, pushing it out of the way and taking its place. The volume of the fluid displaced can then be measured, and from this the volume of the immersed object can be deduced. An object that sinks displaces an amount of fluid equal to the object's volume. Thus buoyancy is expressed through Archimedes' principle, which states that the weight of the object is reduced by its volume multiplied by the density of the fluid. If the weight of the object is less than this displaced quantity, the object floats; if more, it sinks. The amount of fluid displaced is directly related to its weight. In the case of an object that sinks, the volume of the object is displaced. In the case of an object that floats, the amount of fluid displaced will be equal in weight to the displacing object.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. displacement

    The centre of gravity of the displacement relates to the part of the ship under water, considered as homogeneous. The weight of water which a vessel displaces when floating is the same as the weight of the ship. (See CENTRE OF CAVITY.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of displacement in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of displacement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of displacement in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Audenaert:

    During puberty and as a result of changing testosterone hormone balance, the growth plate weakens around the age of 12-13, making it even more sensitive to displacement or deformity, severe muscular training and high loading activities should be restricted until skeletal maturity for any joint and sport.

  2. Refugees Filippo Grandi:

    The fact that that flow has stopped does not mean the problem of displacement has ended. It may have ended for some countries that don't have to deal with it anymore, for now.

  3. Antony Blinken:

    The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region, the United States will build on our strong relationships and support these governments' efforts to address forced displacement without placing undue burden on them, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our approach will continue to provide support for their national action plans under the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework through international humanitarian partners.

  4. Louis Portella Mbuyu:

    The bombings have provoked alarm as well as forced and precipitous displacement of the population, again this Wednesday, there were some bombings not far from Kinkala, in the village of Soumouna.

  5. Christine Pride:

    Bana's experiences and message transcend the headlines and pierce through the political noise and debates to remind us of the human cost of war and displacement.

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