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displacement

 
Noun displacement has 7 senses
  1. shift, displacement - an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    --1 is a kind of translation
    --1 has particulars: amplitude; luxation
  2. supplanting, displacement - act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    --2 is a kind of replacement, replacing
    Derived form: verb displace1
  3. translation, displacement - the act of uniform movement
    --3 is a kind of motion, movement, move
  4. displacement, displacement reaction - (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
    --4 is a kind of chemical reaction, reaction
  5. displacement - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
    --5 is a kind of
    defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence
    --5 has particulars: transference
  6. displacement, deracination - to move something from its natural environment
    --6 is a kind of movement
    Derived form: verb displace6
  7. displacement - act of removing from office or employment
    --7 is a kind of
    rejection
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