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Displacement Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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

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  • Displacement: Displacement may refer to: Physical sciences Physics : Displacement (vector), the difference between the initial position and the final ...
  • Displacement (ship): A ship's displacement is its mass at any given time, generally expressed in metric ton s or long ton s. The term is often used to mean the ...
  • Engine displacement: Engine displacement is the volume swept by all the piston s inside the cylinders of an internal combustion engine in a single movement ...
  • Displacement (vector): A displacement is the shortest distance from the initial and final positions of a point P. Thus, it is the length of an imaginary straight ...
  • Displacement (fluid): In fluid mechanics , displacement occurs when an object is immersed in a fluid , pushing it out of the way and taking its place. ...
  • Displacement (psychology): Displacement: term originated by Sigmund Freud (1894a) to underscore the fact that psychic energy can be redirected from one idea to ...

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