[ US /dɪsˈpɫeɪsmənt/ ]
[ UK /dɪsplˈe‍ɪsmənt/ ]
  1. (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
  2. an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  3. the act of uniform movement
  4. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
  5. act of removing from office or employment
  6. to move something from its natural environment
  7. act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
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How To Use displacement In A Sentence

  • Now there is positive air displacement - the worker wears a helmet and it blows fresh air from a filter pack on his back or on his belt, and there is a battery pack.
  • The single engine, semi-displacement hull form with deep forefoot and a long deep keel actually more closely resembles Down East-style workboats and cruisers.
  • There will just be a standing wave created between one place and another, as all points on the wave would have zero net displacement.
  • Perceptual displacement of cues modulated performance of the prospective component but not the retrospective component.
  • A fracture dislocation occurs across a joint and involves abnormal displacement of the joint surfaces from one another.
  • Calculates the piston displacement, speed, acceleration, and analyzes the forces burden of the piston joint - shank - framework . 3.
  • The main lobby is cooled with a variety of custom displacement diffusers at each of the four floor levels.
  • Aid workers reported finding the displacement camps razed and empty of civilians. Times, Sunday Times
  • Really what you're talking about now is not only a larger likelihood of job displacement, but a considerably larger likelihood of being rehired at a lower rate of pay.
  • In this case of applied displacement, the initial velocity was not equal to zero at the start of free oscillations.
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