Associations to the word «Displacement»


DISPLACEMENT, noun. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
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.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (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.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (grammar) The capability of a communication system to refer to things that are not present (that existed or will exist at another time, or that exist at another location).
DISPLACEMENT TON, noun. (nautical) A unit approximately equal to the volume of a long ton weight of seawater, used in reckoning the displacement of ships, and equal to 35 U.S. or Imperial cubic feet.
DISPLACEMENT TONS, noun. Plural of displacement ton

Dictionary definition

DISPLACEMENT, noun. Act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. An event in which something is displaced without rotation.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. The act of uniform movement.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. To move something from its natural environment.
DISPLACEMENT, noun. Act of removing from office or employment.

Wise words

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