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Noun: displacement  dis'pleys-munt
  1. Act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    - supplanting
  2. An event in which something is displaced without rotation
  3. The act of uniform movement
    - translation
  4. (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
    - displacement reaction
  5. (psychiatry) a defence mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
  6. To move something from its natural environment
    - deracination
  7. Act of removing from office or employment

Derived forms: displacements

Type of: chemical reaction, defence [Brit, Cdn], defence mechanism [Brit, Cdn], defence reaction [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], defense mechanism [US], defense reaction [US], motion, move, movement, reaction, rejection, replacement, replacing, translation

Encyclopedia: Displacement