What does displacement mean?

Definitions for displacement
dɪsˈpleɪs məntdis·place·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplanting, displacement(noun)

    act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

  2. shift, displacement(noun)

    an event in which something is displaced without rotation

  3. translation, displacement(noun)

    the act of uniform movement

  4. displacement, displacement reaction(noun)

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

  5. displacement(noun)

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

  6. displacement, deracination(noun)

    to move something from its natural environment

  7. displacement(noun)

    act of removing from office or employment

Wiktionary

  1. displacement(Noun)

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

  2. displacement(Noun)

    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.

  3. displacement(Noun)

    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.

  4. displacement(Noun)

    Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.

  5. displacement(Noun)

    A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.

  6. Origin: From déplacement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Displacement(noun)

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

  2. Displacement(noun)

    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

  3. Displacement(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. dplacement.]

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  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. Abou Habib:

    The issue doesn't disappear if there is no president or because we have the added complication of the Syrian displacement, the issue is still there, women are still suffering.

  2. 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.

  3. Stephane Jaquemet:

    Even if a peace deal is signed, there will be a continuation of displacement. Whether the government has the capacity to respond to other forms of violence is a question. You have to ensure there's a response to deal with organized crime in the cities.

  4. Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi:

    The failure of the military coup...was backed by the former regime, which was one of the perpetrators of extermination, murder and displacement.

  5. Ed Miliband:

    One of the drivers of displacement and potential conflict over the next 10 to 20 years will be climate (change) - resource scarcity, climate change is going to compound the cocktail that's driving war and displacement.

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