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displacement

dis·place·ment

displacement

pronunciation:
dIs pleIs mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of displacing, or the condition or extent of being displaced.
definition 2: the weight or volume of fluid displaced by a floating object, esp. the amount of water displaced by a ship.
definition 3: in physics, the linear or angular distance of an object or point from a central or reference point or line.
definition 4: in psychoanalysis, the shift of feeling from its original or appropriate object to another object.