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Dictionary definition for: Displacement

1. (n) an event in which something is displaced without rotation

2. (n) act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

3. (n) the act of uniform movement

4. (n) (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

5. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one

6. (n) to move something from its natural environment

7. (n) act of removing from office or employment

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