|1.||the act of displacing or the condition of being displaced|
|2.||the weight or volume displaced by a floating or submerged body in a fluid|
|3.||chem another name for substitution|
|4.||the volume displaced by the piston of a reciprocating pump or engine|
|5.||psychoanal the transferring of emotional feelings from their original object to one that disguises their real nature|
|6.||geology the distance any point on one side of a fault plane has moved in relation to a corresponding point on the opposite side|
|7.||astronomy an apparent change in position of a body, such as a star|
|8.||maths s the distance measured in a particular direction from a reference point|
displacement dis·place·ment (dĭs-plās'mənt)
Removal from the normal location or position.
A 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.
A chemical reaction in which an atom, a radical, or a molecule replaces another in a compound.
|displacement (dĭs-plās'mənt) Pronunciation Key