• IPA: /dɪsˈpleɪsmənt/, /dɪzˈpleɪsmənt/

displacement (plural displacements)

  1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
    • Alexander Hamilton
      Unnecessary displacement of funds.
    • William Whewell.
      The displacement of the sun by parallax.
  2. The quantity of a liquid displaced by a floating body, as water by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
  3. (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.
  4. (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
  5. (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
  6. (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).
Translations Translations
  • Russian: водоизмеще́ние

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