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displacement British & World English

The action of moving something from its place or position

job displacement British & World English

The loss of jobs, especially as a result of external factors.

phase displacement British & World English

A difference in phase between two alternating electrical currents or other waveforms.

time displacement British & World English

Displacement in time or with respect to time; specifically the displacement by an activity of another activity that would have been done in the same period of time.

displacement pump British & World English

A pump in which liquid is moved out of the pump chamber by a moving surface or by the introduction of compressed air or gas

load displacement British & World English

The weight of water displaced by a ship when laden

internal displacement British & World English

The fact or process of people being forced to move within their own country as a result of conflict, natural disaster, etc.

virtual displacement British & World English

A notional infinitesimal displacement in a mechanical system which is compatible with the constraints of the system.

displacement activity British & World English

An animal or human activity that seems inappropriate, such as head-scratching when confused, considered to arise unconsciously when a conflict between antagonistic urges cannot be resolved

displacement ton in ton1 British & World English

A unit of measurement of a ship’s weight representing the weight of water it displaces with the load line just immersed, equal to 2,240 lb or 35 cu. ft (0.99 cubic metres)