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displacement Explained

displacement at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pleısmənt]

displacement at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n
1 [U] formal when a group of people or animals are forced to leave the place where they usually live:
2 [singular] technical the weight or volume of liquid that something replaces when it floats in that liquid - used especially to describe how heavy something such as a ship is:

displacement at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "displacement":
Doppler effect, agency, alienation, amotion, autism,
autistic thinking, avatar, avoidance mechanism, banishment,
blame-shifting, cashiering, catabolism, catalysis, change,
commutation, compensation, consubstantiation, decompensation,
deconsecration, defense mechanism, defrocking, delegation,
delocalization, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivation,
deputation, deputyship, deracination, dereism, dereistic thinking,
dethronement, disarrangement, disarticulation, disbarment,
disbarring, discontinuity, discrownment, disenthronement,
disjointing, dislocation, dismissal, dissociation, draft,
emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy,
escape mechanism, escapism, exchange, excommunication, expulsion,
fantasizing, fantasy, firing, flight, forced resignation,
forcible shift, heterotopia, impeachment, incoherence, isolation,
kicking upstairs, liquidation, luxation, metabolism, metagenesis,
metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis,
metempsychosis, movement, moving, mutant, mutated form, mutation,
negativism, ostracism, ousting, overcompensation, overthrow,
overthrowal, pensioning off, permutation, power of attorney,
projection, psychotaxis, purge, quid pro quo, rationalization,
red shift, reincarnation, relegation, relocation, remotion,
removal, removement, replacement, representation, resistance,
retirement, ripping out, shift, sinkage,
sociological adjustive reactions, sport, sublimation, submergence,
submersion, subrogation, substitution, superannuation,
supersedence, superseding, supersedure, supersession,
supplantation, supplanting, supplantment, suspension, switch,
tit for tat, transanimation, transfiguration, transfigurement,
transformation, transformism, translation, translocation,
transmigration, transmogrification, transmutation, transposition,
transubstantiation, unchurching, unfrocking, unhinging, unjointing,
unseating, uprooting, vicariousness, wish-fulfillment fantasy,
wishful thinking, withdrawal

displacement at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Change): change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, inflexion, mood, innovation, deviation, turn, evolution, revolution, diversion, break, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, transmutation, transubstantiation, transmigration, conversion, reversal, displacement.

[N] (Displacement): displacement, transposition, ejection, exile, banishment, removal, transference, misplacement, dislocation, exodus.

[N] (Transfer): transfer, transference, displacement, metastasis, removal, relegation, deportation, extradition, conveyance, conduction, transit, transition, passage, portage, carting, cartage, transmission.

displacement at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 (formal) the act of displacing sb/sth; the process of being displaced:
the largest displacement of civilian population since World War Two
2 [C] (physics) the amount of a liquid moved out of place by sth floating or put in it, especially a ship floating in water:
a ship with a displacement of 10 000 tonnes

displacement at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 (formal) the act of displacing sb/sth; the process of being displaced:
the largest displacement of civilian population since World War Two
2 [C] (physics) the amount of a liquid moved out of place by sth floating or put in it, especially a ship floating in water:
a ship with a displacement of 10 000 tonnes

Displacement at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Displacement \Dis*place"ment\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]placement.]
1. The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a
putting out of place.

Unnecessary displacement of funds. --A. Hamilton.

The displacement of the sun by parallax. --Whewell.

2. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a
floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced
liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.

3. (Chem.) 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.

{Piston displacement} (Mech.), the volume of the space swept
through, or weight of steam, water, etc., displaced, in a
given time, by the piston of a steam engine or pump.

displacement at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fault \Fault\, n.
1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
circuit.

2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
structure resulting from such slipping.

Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
moved is called the

{fault plane}. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a

{vertical fault}; when its inclination is such that the
present relative position of the two masses could have
been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a

{normal}, or {gravity}, {fault}. When the fault plane is so
inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
relatively, the fault is then called a

{reverse} (or {reversed}), {thrust}, or {overthrust},
{fault}. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault
is then called a

{horizontal fault}. The linear extent of the dislocation
measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
movement is the

{displacement}; the vertical displacement is the

{throw}; the horizontal displacement is the

{heave}. The direction of the line of intersection of the
fault plane with a horizontal plane is the

{trend} of the fault. A fault is a

{strike fault} when its trend coincides approximately with
the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
plane); it is a

{dip fault} when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
an

{oblique fault} when its trend is oblique to the strike.
Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called

{cross faults}. A series of closely associated parallel
faults are sometimes called

{step faults} and sometimes

{distributive faults}.

displacement at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

displacement
n 1: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
[syn: {shift}]
2: act of taking the place of another especially using
underhanded tactics [syn: {supplanting}]
3: the act of uniform movement [syn: {translation}]
4: (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance
displaces and sets free a constituent element from a
compound [syn: {displacement reaction}]
5: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or
reaction from the original object to some more acceptable
one
6: to move something from its natural environment [syn: {deracination}]
7: act of removing from office or employment

displacement at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: Webster 191 » 3

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » déplacement|lang=fr.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpleɪsmənt/|/dɪzˈpleɪsmənt/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
    1. Inter: rfdat » e Category: w - :Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton
    2. : Unnecessary displacement of funds.
    3. Inter: rfdat » e Category: w - :William Whewell|William Whewell.
    4. : The displacement of the sun by parallax.
    5. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
    6. Inter: chemistr » y 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.
    7. Inter: fencin » g Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.
    8. Inter: physic » s A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
    9. Inter: gramma » r Inter: rfdef » lang=en|topic=grammar

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the state of being displaced

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|изместване|n, Inter: t- » bg|отместване|n
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|位移|tr=wèiyí|sc=Hani
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μετατόπιση|f
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » ده‌ربه‌ده‌رکراو

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|deslocamento|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|deplasament, Inter: t- » ro|dezlocuire, Inter: t- » ro|dislocare
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|смещение|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=smeščénije, Inter: t+ » ru|перемещение|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=peremeščénije, Inter: t+ » ru|сдвиг|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=sdvig
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|desplazamiento|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|водоизместимост|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|uppoama, Inter: t+ » fi|uppouma


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|водоизмещение|n|sc=Cyrl|tr=vodoizmeščénije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » physics: vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|tilfærsla|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|przemieszczenie|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedia » Displacement (linguistics)
    Translation: ar » displacement
    Translation: de » displacement
    Translation: et » displacement
    Translation: fa » displacement
    Translation: fr » displacement
    Translation: ko » displacement
    Translation: io » displacement
    Translation: it » displacement
    Translation: hu » displacement
    Translation: mg » displacement
    Translation: ml » displacement
    Translation: my » displacement
    Translation: ps » displacement
    Translation: pl » displacement
    Translation: pt » displacement
    Category: simple:displacement -
    Translation: fi » displacement
    Translation: sv » displacement
    Translation: ta » displacement
    Translation: te » displacement
    Translation: vi » displacement
    Translation: zh » displacement