Meaning of DISPLACEMENT in English


n. 1 a the act or an instance of displacing; the process of being displaced. b an instance of this. 2 Physics the amount of a fluid displaced by a solid floating or immersed in it (a ship with a displacement of 11,000 tons). 3 Psychol. a the substitution of one idea or impulse for another. b the unconscious transfer of strong unacceptable emotions from one object to another. 4 the amount by which a thing is shifted from its place.

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